Three NCAA Div. III national titles
PELLA—Four Central College athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Division III football and volleyball teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Jeremy Snead (senior, Altoona, Southeast Polk HS) and Ross Doehrmann (junior, Williamsburg) are on the football squad and Caitlin Kouba (senior, Dubuque, Wahlert HS) and Chelsea Grieger (senior, Pella) are on the volleyball squad. Snead, Doehrmann and Kouba are first-team selections in District VII and will advance to the national ballot, to be voted on next week, for academic all-America honors.
Snead, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound wide receiver, is a biology major and carries a 3.59 cumulative grade point average. He is a two-time first-team all-Iowa Conference honoree and an NCAA playoff participant. Snead has tied the school record in touchdown receptions in a half (3) and pass receptions in a game (12). Snead ranks second on the career leaderboard in pass receptions (126), fourth in receiving yards (1,730) and fourth in touchdown receptions (23).
Doehrmann is a 6-0, 200 pound running back and received second-team all-district recognition last year. He has a 3.82 GPA with a biology major. Doehrmann has scored four touchdowns this seasons and averages 59.7 rushing yards a game, 4.3 yards per carry.
Right-side hitter Kouba is a double major in accounting and Spanish and carries a 3.90 GPA. She was a league honorable mention pick this season and averaged 2.34 kills per set, hitting .269. Kouba, a two-year team co-captain, also serves as president of Central’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Grieger is a second-team all-district pick. The libero is a three-time Iowa Conference selection, earning first-team distinction in 2010 and 2011. She has a 3.59 GPA with an English major. Grieger assaulted Central’s record book, setting the mark in career digs (2,451), season digs (822) and season digs per set (6.18). She is a nine-time conference libero/defensive specialist player of the week.
The Academic All-America program expanded its format for 2011-12 from honoring student-athletes in two categories, university and college, to four teams, Divisions I, II, III and a college division that includes NAIA, Canadian institutions and two-year student-athletes.