Albany, NY –The Sage Colleges' senior men's volleyball captain, Dylan Krowicki (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) was named to the 2014 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Third Team for his outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and on the volleyball court. Krowicki becomes the seventh Sage student-athlete to earn acclaim from CoSIDA and the Academic All-America program, while becoming the second men's volleyball player honored after Ryan Kramer was named to the First Team in 2013.
To be eligible for Academic All-America ® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America ® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com or www.capitaloneacademicallamerica.com.
The Capital One Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2013-14 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.
At Sage, he excelled in the classroom, earning a selection as the 2012 Skyline Men's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year after earning placement on the Skyline Scholar-Athlete Team and Sage's All-Academic Team. He was named to the inaugural Sage Scholar-Athlete Team for his efforts in the Fall of 2012 in the classroom. He was placed on the Sage Scholar-Athlete Team six times during his career and was also named to the Skyline Conference Scholar-Athlete Team for the Spring of 2014. He has earned a spot on the Dean's List at Sage every semester. He is a member of the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society and earned the 2013-2014 Dean Sharon Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award with his cumulative grade point average of 3.891 as well. He was also named the 2014 the Gator Award winner in men's volleyball as the team's Most Valuable Player, while earning acclaim as the 2013-2014 Male Dean Robinson Senior Scholar-Athlete recipient as the senior male student-athlete with the highest grade point average.
Additionally, Krowicki was named to The Sage Colleges' Intercollegiate Athletic Honor Society, which recognizes junior, senior, or graduate level student-athletes, which have maintained a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.3 or better and have participated as a member of a varsity team for at least two seasons. He was a two-time honoree for his efforts in the classroom at Sage.
Over the course of the 2014 season, Krowicki earned numerous awards and acclaim. Most recently he was named to the 2014 Skyline Conference All-Star First Team. He was cited as the Skyline Conference Co-Player of the Week for his play on March 31 and the ECAC Division III South Co-Player of the Week on April 1. He wraps his stellar career having excelled for Sage's men's volleyball program both on the court and in the classroom.
Krowicki wraps his career as the all-time point leader with 1,212.5 points, while ranking first in kills with 1,044. For the year, he led Sage with his 352 kills, while adding a .252 hitting percentage. He had 19 aces with 205 digs and a .969 reception percentage. He also added 401 points in the year to lead Sage. He had 41 total blocks in 26 matches played and started. He ranks nationally in the latest NCAA Division III statistics as of April 14. He is No. 7 in points per set (4.61), while ranking No. 8 in kills per set average (4.05), and No. 32 in digs per set (3.26). He was also ranked No. 77 in hitting percentage with a .252 average, which led Sage and ranked ninth in the league.
He capped his career with a Sage single-match record for most kills in a match as he had 26 kills and on Senior Night in a five-set loss to College of Mt. St. Vincent. Over the course of the 2014 campaign, he surpassed 20 kills on five occasions, while racking up six double-doubles. He added a .969 reception percentage as well with a number of Sage career marks to his credit.
Over the course of the 2014 season, he was named to the Skyline Conference Honor Roll once (2/10/14), while also earning a spot on the Endicott College All-Tournament Team and guided the team as a captain.