Division III Award Nominations


Regional Awards 

The All Region team 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 

  • 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.
  • The process for nominating players will remain the same.
  • NEW TO 2014: Athletes that receive the top six vote totals from each region will be automatically assigned to the All-Region team. In the event of a tie for the sixth automatic selection, the All-Region committee will determine who will receive the automatic selection. 


    Division III has added two new regions for this fall 2014. 

    10 total regions, instead of 8

    Click here to view the new region alignment.


    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
    National And Regional Ranked Teams


    Important Contacts

    Ashley Edmond
    AVCA Awards, Events & Research Specialist

    Tim Byram
    Head Coach, Endicott College
    AVCA Division III Awards Chair

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

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