FLORENCE, S.C. – Danielle Parker, a senior middle blocker on the Francis Marion University volleyball team, has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District III Team.
A native of Lockwood, Mo., Parker has compiled a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a computer science major. A first-team selection, she now becomes eligible to earn Academic All-American honors, with voting to be done in the near future.
Parker played in all 113 sets (30 matches) this past season. She led the Patriots in blocks and ranked fourth in the Peach Belt Conference (and 98th nationally in NCAA Division II) in blocks per set (0.93). She also recorded 180 kills with a .212 attack percentage and averaged 1.59 kills per set.
Off the court, she has twice been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll (2010, 2011) and three times to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2010-11 fall and spring). She is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, national college athlete honor society, as well as the FMU Math Club. She earned an ADA Academic Achievement Award in 2011.
She transferred to FMU in the spring of 2010 from Missouri State University-West Plains, and has been a two-year starter for the Patriots.
Parker is a graduate of Lockwood High School, where she twice earned All-State honors.
To be eligible for the Capital One Academic program, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings.