Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
OPSU Volleyball Receives Standard of Excellence
08/08/2013

Goodwell, Okla.-With three consecutive AVCA awards already on the wall, the
Oklahoma Panhandle State University volleyball team gets the hammer and
nails ready to display yet another plaque recognizing the team's strong
commitment to academic success.

 

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced a record-breaking
number of teams that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013
season. OPSU was among a list of 77 Division II programs receiving the award
this year; that surpassed last year's record of 69 teams for the D-II level.

 

The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that display
excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team
grade-point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the academic year. "Excellence
doesn't happen by accident, either on the court or in the classroom," said
AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "It takes consistent preparation,
relentless effort, and determined leadership. A full year of academic
achievement, by an entire team of individual students, is a remarkable
achievement."

 

Leadership is certainly an integral key to success and OPSU's head
volleyball coach Mike Stephens is certainly no stranger to that concept. The
fifth-year head coach shares, "I am very proud of last year's team to have
accomplished one of our primary goals. As a program we focus as much on
academics as we do the athletics; our academic success is a great recruiting
tool. We will continue using the same philosophy as we attempt to achieve
our 5th year to be named to the AVCA All-Academic Team." Coach Stephens
believes that it is his job "to help prepare players to be successful after
college" and that high academic marks is big part of that process.

 

Congratulations to Coach Stephens and the 2012-2013 Aggie Volleyball Team
for earning their fourth consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award!

 

###

 

Justine Gaskamp

© OPSU
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Two Aggies Named Pre-Season All Americans
OPSU Dominates Season Finale
OPSU's Tankerson Honored as Oklahoma Player of the Year
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two Semi's Collide On Highway 54, One Injured
Man Arrested in Dodge City Killing
Jerry Odle "Serves" Up Winning Duck
Sanitation Truck Rolls, Injures Driver
Duck Festival, Soup, Stew, Chili, Dessert Cook-Off This Saturday
Mosaic WIns KSCB's Cook Off
Bob Dole Makes Return to Liberal  
Friday's Scores
Teacher Retirements On The Rise
Locals Weigh In On Highway Projects At KDOT Meeting
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
SCCC/ATS Auction Raises $60,000
Kansas Tax Revenues Fall Short Of Expectations
Winter Wheat Harvest Lowest In 25 Years
Polling Place Changes In Texas County
Locals Weigh In On Highway Projects At KDOT Meeting
Redskins Rank Third in Soccer Poll
Seward Duo Qualifies for ITA Nationals
Teacher Retirements On The Rise
Seward Wins Oz Fest Classic
Liberal and Wichita North Settle for a Tie
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group