Volleyball's Doyle earns Academic All-American
Dec. 1, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Senior Allyson Doyle, a four-year standout on the Western Michigan University volleyball team was named a First Team Academic All-American this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America and ESPN The Magazine.
A speech pathology and audiology major from Battle Creek, Mich., Doyle maintains a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and was named to the Academic All-District First Team the past two seasons.
Doyle is the third volleyball Bronco selected for the honor and the third WMU student-athlete of the past four years to be named First Team Academic All-American. In 2007, both football's Anthony Gebhart and Joe Reitz of the men's basketball team were selected. Among volleyball Broncos to receive first-team recognition, Doyle joins Julie Young, 1991, and Lynda McLean, 1987.
In her first season, 2007, Doyle was named to the Mid-American Conference's All-Freshman Team and was WMU Rookie of the Year. She earned second team all-conference honors this season and was selected as the Broncos' most-valuable player and named to the All-MAC First Team in 2009.
Doyle finished her WMU career 12th on the all-time list with 1,188 kills, fourth in attack attempts, 3,468; second in career digs, 1,658; fourth in career block assists, 332; and eighth all-time in blocks with 348.
Recently selected for a two-year appointment as director of volleyball operations, Doyle will be staying with WMU's team next year and working on a graduate degree.
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