UA Watch List & AVCA Phenom List Released

8/27/2012

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AVCA Announces 2012-13 Under Armour High School All-America Watch List & Phenom List

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 27, 2012) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce the Under Armour High School All-America Watch List and the inaugural Phenom List for the 2012-13 season.

This year's Under Armour Watch List includes 343 players whose high school head coaches are AVCA members, representing 36 states and marks the beginning of the Under Armour All-America selection process. The AVCA Phenom List includes 363 players whose high school head coaches are AVCA members, representing 39 states and serves as the starting point for the Phenom College Preparatory Program.

Under Armour High School All-America Watch List
In November, the AVCA will name 48 student-athletes as an Under Armour All-American, with 24 players being selected to both a First-Team and Second-Team. Each of the 24 players on the First-Team will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition. The event will be held on Friday, December 14 from 8-10 p.m. (EST) at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the 2012 AVCA Annual Convention.

Having an athlete on the watch list does not automatically nominate her for postseason honors. The requirements for nominating a student-athlete for Under Armour All-America honors are:

 

  • The student-athlete must have completed her senior year of eligibility
  • The student-athlete's high school head coach must be a member in good standing of the AVCA. Head coaches have until Friday, October 12 to become a member or renew their membership to ensure compliance.
  • Head coaches must be using MaxPreps.com, a free service that aggregates and distributes data on high school sports, to upload team and individual statistics.

 


AVCA Phenom List
In October, the AVCA will invite those athletes on the AVCA Phenom List to register for the Phenom College Preparatory Program (PCPP) to be held in conjunction with the AVCA Annual Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, December 14-16, 2012. The PCPP is an invitation-only event for unsigned Under Armour Watch List and AVCA Phenom List student-athletes. Participants and their parents will attend educational sessions, the Under Armour High School All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition, NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship matches, interact with AVCA Collegiate All-Americans, undergo Volleyball Performance Index testing, and participate in the NCSA/AVCA Talent Showcase in which athletes will demonstrate their skills in front of the 100+ college coaches in attendance.

Having an athlete on the AVCA Phenom List does not automatically secure her spot in the Phenom College Preparatory Program. Invitations to the athletes on the AVCA Phenom List will be emailed on October 5, 2012. At that time, athletes will need to register via the registration link provided in the invitation. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis only to those on the AVCA Phenom List and will close on November 7, 2012, or when maximum capacity for the event has been reached. The requirements for having an athlete on the AVCA Phenom List are:

 

  • The student-athlete must be an underclassmen who has been recognized in some form for her outstanding volleyball abilities
  • The student-athlete's high school head coach must be a member in good standing of the AVCA. Head coaches have until Friday, October 12 to become a member or renew their membership to ensure compliance
For more information on the Under Armour Girls' High School All-America volleyball awards program, please visit http://www.avca.org/awards/nominations/girls-hs/ 

 

For more information on the AVCA Phenom List and the Phenom College Preparatory Program, please visit http://www.avca.org/events/pcpp/.

Click here for the full Under Armour High School All-America Watch List (as of 10/2/12)

Click here for the full AVCA Phenom List (as of 10/2/12)

 

 

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