Washburn’s Rottinghaus repeats as CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

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TOPEKA – Ichabod volleyball standout Faith Rottinghaus has earned a place on the 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-America team, becoming the first Washburn player to earn first team honors twice.

Rottinghaus, a senior from Berryton, Kan., was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-American first team in 2019 after a stellar season as she helped the Ichabods to a record of 27-4 and an NCAA Tournament appearance. She played in all 107 sets and totaled 594 digs for a 5.55 digs per set average, which was the fourth-highest average in a single season in Washburn history. In the 2019 campaign, Rottinghaus also contributed 75 assists, 17 service aces, and finished with a reception percentage of .983 after successfully receiving 414 serves that came her way out of 421 total attempts.

In her three seasons as an Ichabod, Rottinghaus has totaled 1,843 career digs which ranks fourth all-time in Washburn’s record book. She also holds the third-best career digs per set average (5.12 digs/set).

Rottinghaus is majoring in kinesiology and is a four-time MIAA Academic Excellence award winner. She was one of just five senior players nominated for the CoSIDA academic awards to hold a perfect 4.0 GPA. She has also been named an MIAA Scholar Athlete four times after being an all-MIAA first team selection twice, an MIAA honorable mention her freshman season, and earned the honor during the spring 2021 season.

Washburn is set to open the 2021 season with five home matches played in three days starting on Sept. 2.

Washburn Volleyball CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
First team
Faith Rottinghaus – 2020-21
Faith Rottinghaus – 2019
Leanna Willer – 2016
Alyssa Carney – 2016
Mollie Lacy – 2011

Second team
Leanna Willer – 2015
Mollie Lacy – 2010

Third team
Alyssa Carney – 2015

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