MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Senior setter Anna Garrison (LaVergne, Tenn./LaVergne) of the University of Montevallo volleyball team was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Volleyball First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Garrison becomes the first female student-athlete from the University of Montevallo to be named a First Team Academic All-American and just the second student-athlete in school history to receive the honor. Garrison joins UM Hall of Fame member and former baseball player Tony Cappola (1997-00) as the only First Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in school history.
Garrison has a 4.00 GPA in communication studies. She led the Falcons in assists and had 14 double-doubles this past season. Last season she was named AVCA All-Southeast Region, PBC All-Conference First Team, PBC Co-Setter of the Year, First Team Academic All-District, PBC All-Academic Team and PBC Specialist of the Week five times. She was also awarded an academic achievement award by the Division II Athletic Directors Association and named a Gold Scholar on the PBC Honor Roll. Her sophomore year she was named Second Team Academic All-District, First Team All-Academic by the PBC, Second-Team All-PBC and was PBC Specialist of the Week three times. She was also named a Gold Scholar on the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Garrison becomes just the fourth student-athlete at UM to be named CoSIDA Academic All-American. Cappola was named First Team in 2000, UM Hall of Famer and women’s soccer star Adrianne Peters (1999-02) was named Second Team in 2001 and Third Team in 2002 while women’s soccer goalkeeper Corey Gros (2005-08) was named Third Team in 2008.