WORCESTER -- WPI graduate student Amanda Wetmore (Hudson, NH) has been selected as a member of the Volleyball Academic All-District I team as voted on by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from Massachusetts and Maine. It marks the sixth-straight year that the Crimson and Gray have had a representative on the team.
Wetmore made a seamless-preseason transition from middle hitter to a six-rotation outside hitter in 2021, balancing her already steady front-row play with a newly developed back-row presence. The multi-year captain finished second in the NEWMAC in kills per set (4.46) and points per set (5.2). In defensive aspects, Wetmore calculated a dig percentage of 70%, in addition to her passing percentage which marked 59% with a 2.2 rating.
Joining Hall of Famer Rachel Zimet as WPI Volleyball's only multi-time All-NEWMAC recipient, Wetmore was recognized this fall as the first player in program history to earn first team accolades since the conference went to separate first and second teams in 2002.
Wetmore boasted a 3.88 undergraduate GPA while earning her degree in chemical engineering this past May and is currently pursuing her master's degree in management. A member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering and OXE Chemical Engineering honor societies, her IQP Project was titled "The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Collegiate Athletes while her MQP Project was titled "An Evaluation of Influential Variables on the energy Efficiency of Hydrothermal Liquefaction".
To be eligible for all-academic honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid December.