Melissa Haskell Named as CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree

Melissa Haskell is Bowdoin's first Academic All-District recipient
Melissa Haskell is Bowdoin's first Academic All-District recipient

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior women's volleyball co-captain Melissa Haskell (Medfield, Mass.) has been named as a Capital One Academic All-District honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Haskell is one of just six nominees from District One (New England) and advances to Academic All-American consideration. She is the first Bowdoin player to earn Academic All-District recognition.

A senior Physics major, Haskell is a Sarah and James Bowdoin scholar and two-time Academic All-NESCAC honoree. In addition to boasting a 3.79 cumulative GPA in the classroom, she has posted one of the finest careers on the court in Bowdoin volleyball history.

Haskell was a senior co-captain this fall for the Polar Bears, leading the squad to a school-record 28 wins and the program's first-ever trip to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. She collected First Team All-NESCAC honors this fall, posting 2.84 kills and 2.99 digs per set this fall. She finishes her career as one of just two Polar Bears to finish their career with over 1,000 kills (1,039) and digs (1,235).

The Division III Academic All-American team is released on Tuesday, December 11.