Olmsted Township resident and Ashland University volleyball player Brittany Snider was one of two Ashland University students to receive the Fall 2012 Meijer-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Award.
The awards are presented after the fall, winter and spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play. All grade point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.
“It is with great pleasure that I offer congratulations on behalf of the GLIAC to our 12 award winners,” GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson said in a press release. “The accomplishments of the 12 student-athletes are a shining example of the future leaders and individuals who serve as change agents on our campuses.”
Snider was a 2012 All-GLIAC first team pick. In 2009, she was a second team all-conference pick and was tabbed as the GLIAC freshman of the year. She was named to the All-GLIAC Academic Excellence team in 2011 and 2012. This year, she was a first team All-Midwest Region selection and a honorable mention All-American. She helped lead AU to the GLIAC playoffs and the program’s first NCAA postseason appearance since 2007.
The outside hitter led the GLIAC in kills (551) and kills per set (4.55). She was fourth in the nation in kills per set and fifth in points per set (5.0).
Snider is a senior with a 3.59 grade point average. She was named a third team Academic All-American.
She is the daughter of Robert and Rose Snider of Olmsted Township and is a 2009 graduate of Olmsted Falls High School. She is majoring in biology at Ashland University.
AU has received 16 Commissioner’s Awards. Snider is the second volleyball player to be honored.
Courtesy of Ashland University