Division III Award Nominations


Regional Awards Fall 2014

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

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. 

2014 Important Dates

Friday, October 10 - Head Coach Membership Deadline

Monday, October 27 (8:00 am EST) - Online nominations opens for Women's DIII All-America Awards

Friday, October 31 (5:00 EST)- DIII National Assistant Coach of the Year and Region Coach of the Year nominations due to the AVCA office

Monday, November 3 (5:00 pm EST) - Online nomination period closes for Women's DIII All-America Awards

Wednesday, November 5 (8:00 am EST)
- All Region Team Coach voting opens

Friday, November 7 (5:00 pm EST)
- All Region Team Coach voting period closes

Thursday, November 13
- AVCA DIII All-Region teams, DIII Region Freshman of the Year and Region Coaches of the Year announced

Friday, November 14 (5:00 pm EST)
- Victory Club nominations due

Wednesday, November 19
- AVCA DIII All-America Teams and National Freshman of the Year announced 

Thursday, December 18
- AVCA DIII NCOY and NACOY announced



Awards Packet

2014 Division III Awards Packet


Nomination Instructions 

Misc. Nomination Forms

Victory Club
Region Coach of the Year
National Assistant Coach of the Year


Important Contacts

Kate Hendle
AVCA Awards, Events & Research Specialist

Tim Byram
Endicott College

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

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