Side-Out staff spent last week in Omaha, Nebraska for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Annual Convention and NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. These weekends are always special because the greatest minds in volleyball come together to teach, learn and enjoy the sport for which they all share a passion.
We did not have the opportunity to attend any of the sessions, but we met coaches who hosted Dig Pink® events, saw old friends from coaching days and had a blast at the championship matches! A highlight of the trip was attending the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet and listening to the accomplishments and talents of the nation’s top college volleyball players. The Side-Out/AVCA National Dig Pink® Award winners were also announced at the banquet. These three young women not only committed themselves to raising funds for the Side-Out Protocol, but they also used their involvement in volleyball to serve their communities. [unitegallery 2015_AVCA_Convention]
The championship games were awesome! The CenturyLink Center was sold out for both the semifinal and final matches, even selling standing room ony tickets. The final match set a record for attendance at an NCAA volleyball single match (17,561). Our photos below tell a more complete story. We are already looking forward to next year’s convention in Columbus, OH!
And here’s a video of the final play!
It sure was an exciting night!! Congratulations to Nebraska Volleyball, 2015 NCAA Division I champs! #NCAAVB
Posted by The Side-Out Foundation on Saturday, December 19, 2015
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