Division I Award Nominations

Nomination Links

Voting for the 2013 All Region Teams is now closed.


 Regional Awards Changes Beginning Fall 2013

This fall the process for selecting and naming the AVCA All Region Teams is changing.  In order to increase the representation of the AVCA's member head coaches within the selection process, all member head coaches will now vote for the players they feel are most deserving of the award.

Also, the team itself will be specialized by position.  This is due to the growing specialization of the game in which many student-athletes play exclusively in the front row or back row.

The amount of each position will include:

  • 5 Outside/Opposite Hitters
  • 3 Middle Blockers
  • 2 Setters
  • 1 Libero/Defensive Specialist
  • 3 At-Large Selections

Rules and Notes regarding these changes

  • Coaches cannot vote for their own players.
  • Coaches must vote in order for their players to be considered for the All Region Team.
  • Coaches must vote for a total of 14 players with a minimum amount of each position from the values above.
  • The voting will take place online through a link provided on this page
  • Regional Committees will remain intact to ensure the proper teams are named.  Their main role is to review the votes and take action in the case of low voter turnout or obvious collusion.
  • Vote totals will be made public once the Regional Teams are announced.

Why is the AVCA making this change?

  • Increases representation of the member head coaches in the awards process
  • Allows more transparency throughout the awards process

Potential drawbacks

  • Coaches choosing to not vote 

Division I will be adding two new regions.  In order for these regions to be added, an entire revamping of the regional alignment must be carried out.

Click here to view the new regional alignment.

Notes regarding the new regional alignment

  • 10 total regions, instead of 8
  • All conferences of more than 6 teams have been split into two regions
  • No region will feature more than 40 teams

Why is the AVCA adding two new regions?

  • Spread the elite talent in the case of an elite conference
  • Increase regional  proximity in ever changing conference landscape

If a mistake has been made in terms of conference affiliation, please contact Brad Wilson at 859-219-3520 or bradley.wilson@avca.org. 


The process for nominating players will remain the same. The timing of these changes will likely cause the nomination window to be moved up about a week, although the dates have not yet been finalized.  Information regarding the dates and deadlines of these changes will be released later this summer.


Sample All-America Videos from Past AVCA All-Americans

Not sure what your All-America nominee's video footage should look like?  View video footage from some previous AVCA Division I All-Americans.


2013 Important Dates

 Friday, October 11 - Head Coach Membership Deadline

 Wednesday, November 13 - Nationally/Regionally Ranked Teams Released 

 Friday, November 15 - Victory Club Form Deadline

 Monday, Nov. 25 (8:00 a.m. EST) - Online nominations period opens for Women's DI Awards

 Friday, Nov. 29 (5:00 p.m. EST) - Online nomination period closes for Women's DI All-America Awards

 Sunday, Dec. 1 (8:00 a.m. EST) - Online voting period opens for DI All-Region Awards

 Friday, Dec. 6 (5:00 p.m. EST) - Online voting period closes for DI All-Region Awards

 Wednesday, Dec. 4 - Region Coach of the Year and National Assistant Coach of the Year Nominations Due

 Monday, December 9 - Region Conference Calls

 Tuesday, December 10 - Region Awards Announced

 Wednesday, December 11 (5:00 pm EST) - All-America/NFOY Video Uploads Due

 Sunday-Tuesday, December 15-17 - Division I Awards Committee Meetings

 Wednesday, December 18 - All-America Teams Announced

 Thursday, December 19 - DI National Coach of the Year announced at Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon

 Friday, December 20 - Division I Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year announced at Student-Athlete Awards Banquet


Awards Packet

2013 DI Awards Packet


Nomination Instructions

Video Upload Instructions (as of 11.9.12) 

Misc. Nomination Forms

Nationally and Regionally Ranked Teams

Region Coach of the Year Nomination Form

Assistant Coach of the Year Nomination Form



Important Contacts

Brad Wilson
AVCA Manager of Awards, Membership & Event Support

Sherry Dunbar
Head Coach, Indiana University
AVCA Board of Directors - Awards Representative



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