FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeff Malby, Associate Director of Athletics
Office of Sports Information
Rocky volleyball earns national academic award
BILLINGS– July 17, 2015 – The Rocky Mountain College volleyball team has been awarded the distinction of being named one of the NAIA’s Scholar-Teams for the 2014-15 academic year.
Sporting a team grade point average of 3.56, the Battlin’ Bears tied for 13th (with five other programs) out of the 120 volleyball teams named to the list.
For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution it represents. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.
This season’s Battlin’ Bears, coached by Laurie Kelly, were just as impressive on the court. They set a school record with 32 wins against only three losses; won both the Frontier Conference regular season and tournament titles; spent 11 straight weeks atop the NAIA national poll; and finished fifth at the national tournament.
The team’s success earned Laurie Kelly Frontier Conference Coach of the Year honors. Also, senior middle hitter Yong Yong was named first-team All-America as well as the Frontier Conference’s Player of the Year.
--ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS--