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Parker Named Academic All-District

IPFW senior Taryn Parker has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District second team.

Parker, a middle blocker, has 175 kills, third on the team, while hitting .288, sixth highest in the Summit League. She is second on the team with 82 blocks, while her 387 career blocks puts her third on the career list. She had a season-high 14 kills against Milwaukee on August 28.

To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve, and have a grade point average of at least 3.30.

Parker has a 3.97 grade point average in graphic design.

The Mastodons, a half-game out of first place in the Summitt League standings with an 11-3 conference record and 17-9 overall, play host to Western Illinois on Friday, and IUPUI on Saturday. The weekend finale is senior day for IPFW's three seniors -- Parker, Maya Schlindwein, and Stephanie Lamberti.