TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the fourth consecutive time, a Florida State’s beach volleyball student-athlete has been named the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year, after Molly McBain was named by the conference on Thursday.
McBain joins Macy Jerger, who was named CCSA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years (2017-19), as the only two Seminoles to earn such honor.
The senior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada is majoring in Nutrition and currently holds a 3.95 GPA. The CCSA All-Academic section marks McBain’s fourth academic award in her four years at Florida State. She was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for three years (2017-19) and this year was named to the 2021 CCSA All-Academic Team while being named the CCSA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
McBain has not only led the Seminoles in the classroom, but she has also helped lead the Noles in the Sand. She is 20-10 this season with 17 wins on court one, two on court two and one on court three. She is 19-10 with Alaina Chacon and 1-0 with Payton Caffrey.
In order to be eligible for consideration on the CCSA All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative 3.3 GPA (either during her undergraduate or graduate studies) and have one year of residence at the institution.
CCSA Beach Volleyball All-Academic Team
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Molly McBain
Name, School, GPA, Cl., Hometown, Academic Major
Molly McBain 3.95 Florida State Gr. Toronto, Canada. Nutrition
Erica Brok 3.84 FAU Sr. Ormond Beach, Fla. Mathematics
Lina Bernier^ 3.78 FIU Gr. San Juan, Puerto Rico Biomedical Engineering
Maddy Delmonte 4.17 Georgia State Jr. Virginia Beach, Va. Exercise and Sport Science
Kelly Dorn 4.05 Georgia State Jr. Trophy Club, Texas Psychology
Claire Coppola 4.12 LSU Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz. Human Resources
Kristen Nuss# 3.67 LSU Sr. New Orleans, La. Kinesiology
Jordan Smith 3.92 South Carolina Jr. West Chester, Ohio Finance
Katie Smith 3.83 South Carolina Gr. West Chester, Ohio Entry to Practice Nursing
Tarin Mergener 4.00 Tulane Gr. Midlothian, Texas Sport Studies
# – denotes a two-time selection to the All-Academic Team
^ – denotes a four-time selection to the All-Academic Team