Golden, Jehlarova, Ryan named to CSC Academic team

Three WSU volleyball players get it done in the classroom



Then-freshman middleblocker Magda Jehlarova spikes ball on Nov. 15, 2019 in Bohler.

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Not only are the No. 25 ranked WSU volleyball women getting it done on the court, but several are also getting it done in the classroom. 

Three members of the 2022 team were named to the College Sports Communication Academic All-District Honors team, which honors players for their combination of on and off-the-court production. To be recognized, student-athletes must accrue of GPA of above 3.50 and be active members of the team.

The three members for WSU are Logann Golden, Magda Jehlarova and Katy Ryan who are now nominees for a higher honor. That honor is a part of the Academic All-American teams, members of which will be announced in December, according to CoSIDA.

For Golden and Ryan, their nomination is the first time they have received the honor and for Jehlarova, it is her second consecutive year.  

Golden, a junior libero and defensive specialist, has tallied seven service aces and 21 digs over the 2022 season. She is mostly used as a service specialist and gets limited playing time. She was also named one of two Academic Services Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2022 by WSU Athletics. 

Ryan, a sophomore opposite hitter and elementary education major has been vital to several wins for the Cougs over the course of the year. Improving her kills per set to 2.39 this season, she has been learning behind hitters such as Jehlarova and improving her game. 

For the year, she has 260 kills, 36 digs, 84 total blocks and has improved in nearly every vital category from her freshman year. Her improvement has been welcomed by the team and with every following year, her role should continue to increase. 

Finally, Jehlarova has been the biggest contributor on the court for the Cougs this season on top of her success off the court. She is a senior and human development major who is in her fourth year in Pullman.

She has entered her name into the WSU record books and most recently made her way into the second-most career blocks with 584. 

In 2022, Jehlarova has 270 kills, 26 service aces, 66 digs, 133 total blocks and 11 assists. Over her four years, she has been ultra-consistent and one of the focal parts of the Cougar offense alongside Pia Timmer. 

Her honor of being named to the All-District Honors team increases her accolade collection and proves the dedication of the Cougs on the court and in the classroom.