Springfield, Mass. - May 12, 2017 - Springfield College men's volleyball standout Kyle Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was honored for his excellence in the classroom and on the court as he was named to the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® At-Large Team, announced on Thursday afternoon.
The CoSIDA At-Large teams consist of student-athletes who compete in one of the following sports: Women's Beach Volleyball, Women's Bowling, Women's Crew/Rowing, Men's and Women's Fencing, Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Ice Hockey, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Rifle, Men's and Women's Skiing, Men's and Women's Swimming, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Water Polo, and Wrestling.
Jasuta was one of 89 Division III student-athletes to earn the honor, and one of just seven men's volleyball student-athletes across all three divisions, including one of only two at the NCAA Division III level.
In his second year in maroon and white, Jasuta played a major role in Springfield College capturing its 10th men's volleyball national title, including its fourth NCAA Division III Champinship in the past six seasons. For his efforts during the championship, Jasuta was tabbed to the all-tournament team.
An Accounting & Finance major who currently carries a 3.961 GPA, Jasuta was previously presented with Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Second-Team All-America selection, Jasuta hit .537 out of the middle while totaling 129 kills, aiding Springfield to a .414 team hitting percentage, which proved to be the highest team hitting percentage in the history of college men's volleyball. Jasuta also posted 59 blocks and keyed a Pride defense that led the country in opponent's hitting percentage (.117). It proved to be the first time in college men's volleyball that a team led the county in both hitting percentage and opponents hitting percentage.
With this recognition, Jasuta is now eligible for Academic All-America accolades, which will be voted upon in the upcoming weeks.