Garrison becomes fourth academic All-American in Montevallo history

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, December 14, 2011


University of Montevallo senior Anna Garrison, a setter on the Falcons’ volleyball team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II volleyball first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Garrison becomes the first female student-athlete from the University of Montevallo to be named a first team Academic All-American and just the second student-athlete in school history to receive the honor. Garrison joins Montevallo Hall of Fame member and former baseball player Tony Cappola (1997-2000) as the only first team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in school history.

Garrison has a 4.00 grade-point average in communication studies.

Garrison led the Falcons in assists and had 14 double-doubles this past season. Last season, she was named AVCA All-Southeast Region, All-Peach Belt Conference first team, PBC Co-Setter of the Year, first team Academic All-District, PBC All-Academic team and PBC Specialist of the Week five times. She was also awarded an Academic Achievement award by the Division II Athletic Directors Association and named a Gold Scholar on the PBC Honor Roll.

During Garrison’s sophomore year, she was named second team Academic All-District, first team All-Academic by the PBC, second team All-PBC and was PBC Specialist of the Week three times. She was also named a Gold Scholar on the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.

Garrison becomes just the fourth student-athlete at Montevallo to be named CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Cappola was named first team in 2000. Montevallo Hall of Famer and women’s soccer star Adrianne Peters (1999-2002) was named second team in 2001 and third team in 2002. Women’s soccer goalkeeper Corey Gros (2005-2008) was named third team in 2008.