SEWARD, Neb. – Already an NAIA Scholar-Team, the 2016-17 Concordia University volleyball squad also earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award, as announced last week (July 24). The Bulldogs have been listed among the AVCA’s award recipients each season under head coach Scott Mattera, who enters his sixth year at Concordia in 2017.
Concordia volleyball, which reached the national tournament for the first time in program history in 2015, has developed a reputation for high academic achievement. In both 2013 and 2014, the Bulldogs topped all volleyball teams in total number of NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Members of the 2016-17 squad combined for a 3.69 GPA.
Six volleyball student-athletes achieved NAIA Scholar-Athlete status this past fall: Annie Friesen, Paige Getz, Courtney Jurgens, Naomi Quigg, Alaina Ruszkowski and Taylor Workman.