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Volleyball's Doyle earns Academic All-American

Dec. 1, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Senior Allyson Doyle, a four-year standout on the Western Michigan University volleyball team was named a First Team Academic All-American this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America and ESPN The Magazine.

Photo of Western Michigan University volleyball's Allyson Doyle.A speech pathology and audiology major from Battle Creek, Mich., Doyle maintains a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and was named to the Academic All-District First Team the past two seasons.

Doyle is the third volleyball Bronco selected for the honor and the third WMU student-athlete of the past four years to be named First Team Academic All-American. In 2007, both football's Anthony Gebhart and Joe Reitz of the men's basketball team were selected. Among volleyball Broncos to receive first-team recognition, Doyle joins Julie Young, 1991, and Lynda McLean, 1987.

In her first season, 2007, Doyle was named to the Mid-American Conference's All-Freshman Team and was WMU Rookie of the Year. She earned second team all-conference honors this season and was selected as the Broncos' most-valuable player and named to the All-MAC First Team in 2009.

Doyle finished her WMU career 12th on the all-time list with 1,188 kills, fourth in attack attempts, 3,468; second in career digs, 1,658; fourth in career block assists, 332; and eighth all-time in blocks with 348.

Recently selected for a two-year appointment as director of volleyball operations, Doyle will be staying with WMU's team next year and working on a graduate degree.

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Media contact: Adam Bodnar, (269) 387-4125, adam.e.bodnar@wmich.edu

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