WEST-LAFAYETTE, Ind. – 2020 AVCA First Team All-American Grace Cleveland of Purdue Volleyball Team adds the CoSIDA Academic District 5 Second Team Honors to her résumé, with the organization’s announcement on Thursday.
The award, chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s best student-athletes for their combined achievements on the court and in the classroom.
Cleveland is the first boiler maker to be honored since three-time award winner Ashley Evans (most recently in 2017). The senior from Bloomington, Illinois, is a 2020 Academic All-Big-Ten winner and has a degree in retail management with a grade point average of 3.59.
The senior continues to make a name for herself in Purdue history, advancing in two categories in the record books. Currently, Cleveland is the third all-time leader in block assists (403) and eighth in total blocks (446). Meanwhile, Cleveland has had double-digit kills in 17 games in its seniors campaign, hitting career highs in total blocks (10 in Ohio State, 10/15) and digs (11, twice), and hits over one. 400 efficiency in seven games this season.
Cleveland put Purdue at # 6 nationally for the final week of the regular season, giving Purdue a 22-5, 14-4 Big Ten record. This weekend No. 6 Purdue on Friday on Indiana and No. 11 Nebraska Saturday (BTN) ahead of the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday, November 28th.