CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State redshirt junior volleyball setter Tayla Woods and sophomore football offensive lineman Issac Seumalo have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Teams for volleyball and football, it was announced on Thursday.
Both are now eligible to be Academic All-Americans, as the first, second and third teams will be announced later this month.
District 8 comprises the states of Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada, Hawai’I, Alaska, Arizona, Utah and Canada. To be eligible for an all-district honor, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average and play in at least 50 percent of a team’s games.
Woods, a native of Corvallis, is a psychology major. She is just one of two players to be recognized from the Pac-12 Conference, joining USC’s Natalie Hagglund.
Woods has played in 22 of the team’s 23 matches entering this weekend, and is averaging 9.98 assists, 2.26 digs and 0.47 blocks per set this season.
It is Woods’ third academic honor. She was a Pac-12 first-team all-academic honoree in 2011 and a second teamer in 2012. She’s the first OSU player to earn academic all-district honors since K.C. Frederic (second team) and Allison Lawrence (third) since 2003 and the first to earn first team honors since Gina Schmidt in 2001.
Seumalo, meanwhile, also hails from Corvallis. A business major, he is one of 11 players from the Pac-12 to be honored, and one of three on the offensive line.
Seumalo has 21 career starts during his two-year tenure, and has started eight consecutive games entering next week’s bout at Arizona State.
The honor is the first on the academic side for Seumalo, who was a Freshman All-American in 2012.