Garrison, Auvil Named to Academic All-District Teams

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Elizabeth Garrison Muhlenberg student-athletes Elizabeth Garrison (volleyball) and Bryan Auvil (football) were selected to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District 4 team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), in their respective sports.

District 4 consists of all NCAA colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. To be nominated for the team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average and a starter or significant reserve on his or her team.

Both players will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

Garrison (right), a sophomore, is the first Mule volleyball player to earn Academic All-District honors since 2008. A key back-row player for a Muhlenberg team that is 24-7 and will play in the Centennial Conference playoffs this weekend, she is second on the team with 47 aces and third with 276 digs. Garrison recorded a career-high 28 digs against Stevenson last weekend and is 10th in the CC in aces per set.

Bryan Auvil A chemistry major and Muhlenberg scholar, Garrison has participated in numerous community service activities with the volleyball team. In high school, she was part of a food drive for the York County Food Bank and helped raise money for the Side-Out Foundation.

Auvil (left), a junior, made the Academic All-District team for the second year in a row. The starting right tackle for a Muhlenberg team that is 7-1 and ranked 25th in Division III, he has helped pave the way for an offense that averages 38.5 points and 436.6 yards per game, he was an All-CC first team and All-ECAC second team pick in 2013. Auvil has made 23 straight starts and won the “Dominator” award as the offensive MVP of the Wilkes and Johns Hopkins games.

A chemistry major, Auvil conducted summer research on a possible method for treating Alzheimer’s Disease. He won the Sidney Weikert Award as Muhlenberg’s sophomore athlete of the year.