Inaugural AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Recipients
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association is proud to announce the six recipients of the inaugural Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship. Thanks to a scholarship fund supplied by the AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Committee, these six college students, who are active AVCA members through the new Student Membership initiative, will have the opportunity to attend the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.
The inaugural AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship recipients are: Samantha Dabbs, Louisiana State University; Stacey Krebs, Salisbury University; Dan Meske, University of Nebraska; Caitlin Pankratz, University of Central Missouri; Meghan Simons, Ohio University; and Steven Vencl II, Baldwin Wallace College.
"The committee was tremendously impressed by the overall quality of the applicants," said Jaime Gordon, head volleyball coach at Morehead State University, and chair of the AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Committee. "The energy and passion of these young, aspiring coaches has been inspirational for us, and reminds us why we chose this rewarding profession. It was an extremely difficult process, but after a great deal of time and deliberation the committee is excited to have such an amazing inaugural class for the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship."
The new AVCA Student Membership and Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship were conceived as ways to engage college students who are interested in pursuing volleyball coaching positions post-graduation, and give them a head start on their coaching career. Scholarship recipients attending the AVCA Convention will have the opportunity to interact with other coaches who have had success at all levels, and explore the limitless networking and educational opportunities available at Convention that make this an annual can't-miss event for volleyball coaches at all levels.
Donations can be made to the AVCA Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship Fund by going to the AVCA Product Store, and clicking "Merchandise.