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Ohio Volleyball Earns 2018-19 AVCA Team Academic Award

Ohio Volleyball Earns 2018-19 AVCA Team Academic Award


2018-19 AVCA Team Academic Award Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Ohio volleyball team has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 season, as announced by the organization on Friday (July 26).

The AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,126.

Ohio was one of 189 NCAA Division I teams that won the award. Overall, the Bobcats have received the AVCA Team Academic Award ten times.

Additionally, Ohio was honored for reaching its Dig Pink® fundraising goals through the Side-Out Foundation. Dig Pink® is a nationwide movement to provide meaningful and impactful experiences for athletes while inspiring and empowering them to come together in support of the stage IV breast cancer community. Each year, hundreds of teams across the country (and some overseas) participate in the Dig Pink® Rally.

Earlier in 2018, Ohio placed seven student-athletes on the 2018 Academic All-Mid-American Conference team. Sophomore setter Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy), junior libero/defensive specialist Meredith Howe (Grand Rapids, Mich.), junior middle blocker Sara Januszewski (Oak Creek, Wis.), redshirt senior outside hitter Jaime Kosiorek (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), senior right side hitter Stephanie Olman (Maumee, Ohio), sophomore libero/defensive specialist Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky.) and junior outside hitter Lizzie Stephens (Dallas, Texas) all made the list.

Ohio will open the season with its annual Green/White match on August 17 at 3 p.m. and will play an exhibition at Wright State on Friday, August 24. The Bobcats will open the regular season in Green Bay, Wisconsin against Fresno State on Friday, August 30 at 1 p.m.


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