2016 volleyball team photo

Academic honors for volleyball

Mon Aug 7, 2017

The Colby Community College Lady Trojans volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for their classroom performance during the 2016-17 academic year. The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.

Colby finished with a 3.46 GPA and is one of just 21 two-year college programs in the nation to be recognized.

“This academic honor is well-deserved by our volleyball team,” said Director of Athletics Ryan Sturdy. “It shows that Coach Jones is recruiting high quality student-athletes. The expectations she sets for her team go beyond winning on the court as she also expects them to perform at a high level in the classroom.”

Academic excellence was only part of the equation for a team that also enjoyed success on the court. The Lady Trojans spent most of the season on top of the competitive Jayhawk Conference Western Division, finishing with a record of 12-4 and 24-10 overall.

“Coach Jones has set the academic standard for each of our teams here at Colby,” Sturdy added. “Congratulations to her and the 2016-17 volleyball team for this distinguished honor.”

The 2017 squad is preparing for their season opener at a tournament hosted by Southeastern Community College in Beatrice, Neb. Aug. 25-26. The first home match is August 30 against Dodge City Community College.