AVCA Announces 2010 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Recipients


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LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 21, 2010) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association is proud to announce the eight recipients of the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship.  Thanks to a scholarship fund supplied by AVCA member coaches, these eight college students, who are active AVCA members through the Student Membership initiative, will have the opportunity to attend the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.


The  AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship recipients are: Krysten Becker, University of St. Francis; Rebecca Bloemer, Wingate University; Tyler Boddy, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Charlie Buzogany, Appalachian State University; Samantha Fish, Bowling Green State University; Jenna Ness, Luther College; Lisa Pierce, Purdue University and Stephanie Strauss, Juniata College.


 "The Coaches 4 Coaches committee is extremely excited about this year's scholarship recipients, said Jaime Gordon, head volleyball coach at Morehead State University, and chair of the AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Committee. "The selection process was tremendously difficult considering the overwhelming talent that we had in the applicant pool.  After a lot of time and deliberation, the committee feels that it has selected eight exceptional young coaches to attend the 2010 AVCA Convention and represent the Coaches 4 Coaches initiative with great passion and energy."


The AVCA Student Membership and Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship programs, now in their second year of existence, were conceived as ways to engage college students who are interested in pursuing volleyball coaching positions post-graduation, and give them a head start on their coaching career. In its inaugural year, six students were awarded scholarships to attend the AVCA Convention, and the program expanded in 2010, adding two additional scholarships to deserving students.


Scholarship recipients attending the AVCA Convention will have the opportunity to interact with other coaches who have had success at all levels, and explore the limitless networking and educational opportunities available at Convention that make this an annual can't-miss event for volleyball coaches at all levels.


Donations can be made to the AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Fund by going to the AVCA Student Membership Headquarters, http://www.avca.org/membership/student-membership/, and clicking the purple "donate" button. The AVCA needs your help raising funds for this up-and-coming program which strives to advance and educate the future of our sport.


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About AVCA

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by IMG Associations, a division of IMG, the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment and media company.  The mission of the AVCA is to develop and grow the sport of volleyball; with a membership of over 5,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and developing the sport. Members are comprised of national and international coaches, collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as club directors. Other members include former players, officials, media members and other friends of volleyball. As a group, the AVCA is committed to the development, growth, advancement and publicity of volleyball throughout the world.  Further information is available at www.avca.org.


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