Nov. 30, 2010
Loyola University Maryland senior outside hitter Nina Camaioni (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown H.S.) was selected to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, the organization announced today.
Camaioni is a global studies major who has a 3.83 grade point average. She is the third Loyola volleyball player to earn Academic All-America honors, following Karen Mahoney in 1987 and Tara Vinje in 1991 and 1992.
To be eligible for this award, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Earlier this month, Camaioni was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team.
She was named to the 2010 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and was the 2010 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-MAAC First Team.
A three-time All-MAAC honoree, Camaioni averaged 3.18 digs per set in league play for the Greyhounds. She finished the year with had 485 kills, 38 serving aces, 373 digs and a total of 34 blocks. Camaioni had a total of 1,701 digs in four years at Loyola and recorded 107 serving aces.
Camaioni leaves Loyola with three school records. On October 17, she broke Becky Corb's record of 1,629 kills, set between 2002-2005. She also holds the school's single-match digs record with 36 in 2007. Last season, she set the single-season kills record with 539.