Top Moments From 2012-13; #4 - Fernandes Earns Academic All-American
This is the 12th of 15 editions of the Top Moments from 2012-13 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts University always puts an emphasis on the “student” in student-athlete, having posted better than a 3.00 GPA as a department in 15 of the last 16 years, and senior volleyball player Sheina Fernandes is a perfect example of that.
Fernandes carries a perfect 4.00 GPA in international business and was a Capital One Academic All-American, the first ever in the sport of volleyball. In addition to the national team, Fernandes was a first-team all-district selection, and earned a spot on the Southland Conference All-Academic team.
On the court, Fernandes earned first team All-Southland Conference honors after posting a team-best 321 kills and a .350 hitting percentage, the seventh best single-season mark in program history. She also had 148 blocks as a senior, the sixth best total in ORU history.
Fernandes and the Golden Eagles made it all the way to the SLC Championship match before falling to top-seeded Central Arkansas.