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Cockerham among Emory & Henry honorees

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Six former Twin County athletes earn ODAC all-academic team recognition.

By Staff Reports

 EMORY –– Former Galax High School volleyball standout Jamie Cockerham has been named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s second-team all-conference squad, ODAC officials announced recently. The all-ODAC teams are selected by the league’s 11 head coaches.

A junior outside hitter, Cockerham led the Wasps in kills (303) and kills per set (3.12), was second in hitting percentage (.225) and digs per set (2.12) and was third on the squad with 29 service aces.  She also had 14 matches with 10 or more kills and reached double figures in digs 12 times on the season.  

Cockerham went on a tear in the last four weeks of the season, with 12 or more kills in eight of the Wasps’ last 10 matches. She also set a new career high of 23 kills during a match at Covenant College on Oct. 20.

Emory & Henry concluded the 2011 season with a 14-13 record, a four-match improvement over the 2010 season, and finished tied for sixth in the ODAC (5-5), up a spot from a year ago.

In addition, Cockerham and five other former Twin County athletes were named to the ODAC all-academic team. Eligibility requirements for all-academic honors requires that a student-athlete of any academic class who competes in a conference-sponsored sport must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average for the year to be considered for an ODAC All-Academic Award.

Joining Cockerham on the list is Carroll County product Kim Caudill (volleyball), Galax graduates Tyler Houk (football) and Matt Nelson (tennis) and Grayson County’s Jessup Lambert (baseball) and Alyssa Wingate (tennis).