SU volleyball: Hangen is All-District pick

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Emily Hangen

Shippensburg University’s Emily Hangen (Reading, Pa./Exeter Township) is a pick for the 2020-21 Division II Academic All-District 2 ® Volleyball Team. The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.

Hangen is a senior majoring in special education and early childhood education who possesses a 3.79 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). She is a starting setter for the Raiders.

Hangen is one of just nine players spanning all positions selected to this year’s Academic All-District 2 ® Volleyball Team. District 2 includes all schools from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC); Mountain East Conference (MEC) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

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She is the first SU volleyball player to earn Academic All-District ® honors since Jill Edwards in 2013-14.

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She is a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Atlantic Region honoree; and a three-time All-PSAC award winner.

Hangen has made 94 career starts and ranks fourth in school history with 3,782 career assists. Her career-high 1,401 assists in 2019 were the second-most in NCAA Division II.

Hangen has also totaled 199 kills, 91 aces, 129 blocks and 1,071 digs over the course of 345 career sets. During her Raider tenure, SU has posted a 72-27 record and qualified for the NCAA Tournament each season.

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The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects the Academic All-District ® Team. They used career statistics instead of season statistics for the 2020-21 team as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a member of the Academic All-District 2 ® Volleyball Team, Hangen is now in the running for the Academic All-America ® Team that will be announced July 13.

For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit

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