Adriane Walther, Irena Grauzinis Named USCAA All-Americans

The Illinois Institute of Technology women’s volleyball team has earned All-American honors from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Adriane Walther (Second Team) and Irena Grauzinis (Honorable Mention) have been recognized by the USCAA.

Walther, a senior and Illinois Tech setter, earned Second Team honors due to her versatile play on the court. The Chicago native tallied a team-high 814 assists, amounting to 7.33/set. He was also third on the team in digs with 357 (3.22/set), which ranks near the top for USCAA setters. At the net, Walther ranked third on the team in blocks with 59 (17 solo, 42 assisted), which also ranks among the top USCAA setters. Walther also earned USCAA Setter of the Week (August 31 – September 7) and the Association of Division III Player of the Week (September 21-28) honors this season.

Grauzinis, a junior outside hitter, was a key member of Illinois Tech’s attack in 2015. The St. Charles, Ill. native led the team in both kills (318) and kills/set (2.86). She was also second in digs with 394 (3.55/set). She was named the Association of Division III Independents Player of the Week for the week of September 8-14 when she tallied 19 kills and 17 digs in a match against Moody Bible College.