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Carstensen Earns Two Academic Honors
Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004
EAU CLAIRE - UW-Volleyball middle hitter Becca Carstensen (Sr. -Eau Claire/Memorial) received two academic awards this week being named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Co-Scholar-Athlete and the Academic All-District Five Volleyball third team as selected by the Colleges Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Carstensen is the third Blugold in school history to be named a WIAC Scholar-Athlete and the first since Rachel Gullerud accomplished the feat in 2001.
A kinesiology major carrying a 3.50 grade-point average, Carstensen has appeared on the UW-Eau Claire Dean's List on numerous occasions along with being a four-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll.
Outside of the classroom and athletic court Carstensen is a member of the UW-Eau Claire Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Council on Sport and Fitness. She has served as the fundraising chair for SAAC, sent packages to soldiers in Iraq and volunteered in the UW-Eau Claire Community Fitness and community clean-up activities.
Carstensen is a two-time first team All-WIAC selection who was an honorable mention All-Midwest region selection in 2003. The school record holder in career blocks and blocking assists along with blocking assists and service aces in a single match, Carstensen is a three-time team Most Improved award winner, two-time team Co-Captain and Co-Most Valuable Player in 2003. Carstensen is also a letter winner for the UW-Eau Claire women's basketball team.