Koester Earns Academic All-American Award

Savannah Koester
Savannah Koester

Courtesy of Edgewood College

MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College senior Savannah Koester became the second Eagle this year and the second volleyball player in school history to be named CoSIDA Academic All-American. Koester received third team honors from the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). She was the only Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference student-athlete to win Academic All-American.

Koester, a senior from Monroe, Wis., was a first team All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference after setting school records for game, season and career service aces. Her 81 aces this season broke the school record of 72 set by Sarah Bodenberg in 2001. Koester amassed 235 career aces, which missed the NACC career record by just one. Koester had career-highs in kills with 303 and in attack percentage at .252. On Sunday night, Koester was named the team's Most Valuable Player at their end of the year banquet.

A graduate of Monroe High School, Koester owns a 3.98 grade point average, majoring in Accounting. She has achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average in five of her six semesters at Edgewood College and has been named a NACC Scholar-Athlete three times.

Koester joins Mallory Palmer as the only Edgewood College volleyball players to ever earn Academic All-American. Palmer was a second team selection in 2012. Last week, Eagle men's soccer player Garrett Lee was named a first team Academic All-American by CoSIDA. With Koester's selection, the Eagles now have 13 different student-athletes who have won a total of 18 Academic All-American awards in school history.