The AVCA is excited to announce several updates regarding the AVCA High School All-America Volleyball program, as well as the AVCA Best and Brightest Awards!
Please follow the link for the full awards packet: 23 Girls HSSAA Awards Packet
On November 8th, the AVCA will announce three teams of 50 AVCA All-Americans and another 150 athletes as AVCA All-American Honorable Mention for a total of 300 athletes selected. The AVCA All-Region Teams will be composed of the top 50% of nominated players from each Region. The AVCA will not be pre-selecting any athletes this year, and all selections will be made exclusively from nominations received from October 6th through the 16th.
Introduced in 2021, the AVCA Best & Brightest Award was created in order to honor individual High School Senior athletes who excel on and off the court. The nomination for this will be included in the All-American nomination form as an optional additional section. Coaches can elect to nominate athletes for All-American Awards without nominating an athlete for the Best and Brightest Award and must have consent from the athlete to share their GPA via the nomination form.
In order to be eligible for the AVCA Best and Brightest Award, Senior athletes must earn at least a 3.5 Unweighted GPA (or the equivalent, if using a different GPA scale) during their Junior year AND play in 50% of their Varsity team’s sets during their Senior season. Additional tiers of recognition apply, as a First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention Best and Brightest team will be announced based on GPA.
The AVCA is committed to ensuring that the AVCA All-America Teams are chosen by those who are most qualified to identify the top high school athletes in the country: high school coaches. The AVCA High School All-America Committee is comprised of high school coaches representing ten regions from around the country. Each region will also award and recognize their own AVCA All-Region Team. Much like the AVCA All-America Committee, the ten AVCA High School All-Region Committees will each have diverse representation to ensure the top high school Seniors are selected.
For more information and questions about the High School Girls All-America Nominations, please contact Alex Fitzmorris-Sorn.
- Best and Brightest
- High School All-America