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Top Moments From 2012-13; #4 - Fernandes Earns Academic All-American

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 07/09/2013
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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. 

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Top Moments from 2012-13
#15 – WBB - ORU Tallies 10 Blocks against Tennessee
#14 – M.Golf - McInroe Hits Hole-in-One
#13 – BASE - ORU Sweeps #23 UCA
#12 – WBB - Bigham Sets Assist Record
#11 – ATH - ORU Wins APR Award
#10 – WBB - ORU Wins Regular Season
#9 – VB - ORU Plays for SLC Championship on ESPN3
#8 – WBB - Cussen Gets First Win to Claim PSO Mayor's Cup
#7 – MBB - ORU Runs to CIT Quarterfinals
#6 – W. Soccer - ORU Beats OU for First Time Since 2004
#5 – TRACK - Gibson Breaks 30-Year-Old Bahamian National Record
#4 – VB - Fernandes Named Academic All-American

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