Erin Hollinger Earns Fourth Career Academic All-America Award

Erin Hollinger is now a four-time Academic All-American. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Erin Hollinger is now a four-time Academic All-American. (photo by Lynne Browske)

Capital One DIII Academic All-America® Women's Basketball Team 

TOWSON, Md. – For the fourth time in her illustrious two-sport career at Case Western Reserve University, senior Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) is an Academic All-American.  The standout student-athlete has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.

Hollinger, now with three-time Capital One Academic All-America® selections in basketball and one in track & field, will graduate as one of the most accomplished student-athletes in CWRU history.

A macromolecular science and engineering major with a 3.94 grade point average, Hollinger is averaging team-bests of 13.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game. She is the second-highest scorer in program history with 1,406 points and ranks amongst the program leaders with 537 rebounds and 173 blocks.

Last winter, she was a national finalist for the Jostens Trophy (Division III Player of the Year) in addition to being named a second-team All-Great Lakes Region honoree and a first-team All-University Athletic Association pick.

Overall in her career on the hardwood, she is a three-time All-UAA and Academic All-UAA selection with eight conference Athlete of the Week nods.

Also a track & field standout, Hollinger is a two-time All-American in the high jump with five UAA Championships and two more UAA All-Academic awards.

The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. 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. Only student-athletes named to their respective Academic All-District First Team become eligible for Academic All-America® consideration.

Since the program's inception, a total of 75 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American® -- that number includes four this fall and winter. In 2010 and 2011, a combined 12 Spartans received Academic All-America® acclaim.