HCU’s Stanfill headlines Southland Volleyball All-Academic team

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FRISCO, Texas – Alison Stanfill of HCU was named the 2023 Southland Conference Beach Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year, as the annual All-Academic Team was announced Thursday.

Stanfill carries a perfect 4.00 grade point average while majoring in history. She and partner Maddie Butters were the Southland Pair of the Year in 2023, and tied for third-most wins in a season. She moved into fourth in program history with 56 career wins

Boise State led the way with four honorees, while HCU, New Orleans, and conference champion A&M-Corpus Christi each had two picks. First team all-conference players who met the academic qualifications are automatically selected to the team.

The all-academic team is voted on by a head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.

Student-Athlete of the Year: Alison Stanfill, HCU

All-Academic Team

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Joey Benson * Boise State Gr. Buckeye, Ariz. 3.82 Kinesiology
Rorianna Chartier Boise State Jr. Edmond, Okla. 3.67 Biology
Emilia Guerra-Acuña * Boise State So. San Antonio, Texas 3.38 Health Studies
Kaylee Mejia * Boise State Jr. Castle Rock, Colo. 3.47 Psychology
Maddie Butters * HCU Gr. Bothell, Wash. 3.49 Interdisciplinary Studies
Alison Stanfill * HCU Gr. Las Vegas, Nev. 4.00 History
Trinity Jackson * New Orleans Sr. Colorado Springs, Colo. 3.86 Studio Art
Alexa Spartz * New Orleans Sr. Glendale, Ariz. 3.86 Human Performance and Health Promotion
Kela Moreno A&M-Corpus Christi So. Murrieta, Calif. 3.86 Kinesiology
Giuliana Poletti Corrales A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Asuncion, Paraguay 3.84 Finance
* First Team All-Conference, Automatic Selection
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