Story Courtesy of Wooster Sports Information Department
Wooster senior defensive specialist Laura Sherer (Milford Center, OH/Fairbanks) was one of seven student-athletes named to the Academic All-District® volleyball team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on November 3rd.
As a first-team selection, Sherer will be considered for the Academic All-America® Team, which is set to be released on Tuesday, December 6.
Sherer, a four-year key contributor on Wooster's team, has entered 112 matches and has 569 digs for her career. A very accurate server, Sherer carried a 95.8 (456-of-476) serve percentage into the 2016 NCAC Tournament last weekend.
Off the court, Sherer has a perfect 4.0 GPA as a biochemistry and molecular biology major. Over the summer, she was one of 30 students selected out of a field of 400 applicants for the prestigious Fred Hutchinson Summer Research Program in Seattle. There, Sherer studied two proteins recently shown as tumor suppressors. An avid researcher, Sherer's independent study project focuses on analyzing enzymes in nicotinic acid degradation in soil bacteria.
Sherer plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry.
The honorees in District 7 were selected by CoSIDA among top players with minimum 3.30 GPAs from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.