Chipman, Lastra Earn Academic All-District Honors


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s Kelsey Chipman and Angie Lastra were named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 squads, as announced Thursday. It marks the second time to be listed on the All-District team for Lastra and a first for sophomore Chipman. Two honors for the Wildcats ties for the most in school history (1982, 2001, 2003) for a single year.

Chipman, a middle blocker from Topeka, Kan., was one of three District 7 honorees to have a 4.00 grade point average and was voted to the All-District 7 first team. The life science/pre-med major has aided in the No. 12 Wildcats’ 19-7 record during the 2007 season, as she paces the squad in blocks with 140 (1.46 bpg) and third in kills with 246 (2.56 kpg) on a .333 hitting percentage.

Also a life science/pre-med major, senior Lastra has accumulated a GPA of 3.66 over her four years at Kansas State and earned recognition to the All-District 7 third team. K-State’s all-time leader in digs, the Carolina, Puerto Rico, native has 455 digs this season to average 4.74 per game. With 11 matches of 20 or more digs this season, Lastra trails Laura Downey by one for the lead in 20-dig matches in a single season.

Chipman and Lastra mark the 12th and 13th Academic All-District citation for the Wildcats, while Lastra becomes only the second K-State member to have earned the honor twice in her career. Chipman is only the second Wildcat to earn first-team distinction. Cari Jensen earned multiple honors with both being to the first team during her years as a Wildcat from 2000-03.

K-State will return to the road Saturday, when the Wildcats travel to Waco, Texas, to take on the Baylor Bears in a noon match. For complete coverage of Kansas State volleyball, please visit www.kstatesports.com.


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