NIU's Marie Zidek Named To Academic All Mid-American Conference Volleyball Team

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November 29, 2005

NIU's Marie Zidek Named To Academic All Mid-American Conference Volleyball Team

DeKalb, IL - During the 2005 Northern Illinois University volleyball season, you could often find senior defensive specialist Marie Zidek (Orland Park / Marian Catholic) displaying an intensity that is hard to match on the court.

Lucky for Zidek, she was able to match that intensity in the classroom, as the Orland Park native was named to the 2005 Academic All Mid-American Conference Volleyball team, announced by the MAC on November 23rd.

Zidek, a Kinesiology / Physical Education major with an emphasis in preventive rehabilitative exercise science and a minor in psychology, carries a grade-point average of 3.86 entering this past fall semester.

"It's a great honor for (Marie)," Northern Illinois head volleyball coach Ray Gooden said. "She's a model student-athlete and she certainly exemplifies that award."

Zidek, a former setter, finished second on the squad with 371 digs and sixth in school history with 1,208 career digs and 2,930 assists.

Earlier this season, Zidek was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's Volleyball Third Team.

(For further information, please contact Matt Brendich) - NIU -