Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Volleyball Team Also Excels in the Classroom

The Salt Lake Community College volleyball program is one of the nation's top junior college programs on the court but the Bruins are also one of the leaders in the classroom.

The program released its academic accomplishments from the 2018-19 academic year over the Memorial Day weekend, celebrating several individual and team accomplishments. SLCC's awards represent another year where the Bruins have been recognized for the success of their student-athletes. 

Salt Lake coach Sue Dulaney said the team focuses on academics in almost all of their team activities.

"We are very proud of the accomplishments that our team has achieved academically," she said. "These hard-working, competitive and dedicated individuals know the classroom is extremely important and that those habits carry over onto the volleyball court.  This is the best spring we have had in two years regarding our returning class. I cannot wait to see what accomplishments they will achieve on the court in fall."

The team celebrated five individuals who earned NJCAA All-Academic honors, nine players earning Scenic West academic honors and seven players earning institutional honors. Holland Vander Merwe was the program's NJCAA All-Academic First-Team mention, with Bruna Correa, Dawson Day and Hellen Lacava earning Second-Team honors. Talia Myers received Third-Team commendation.

All of the aforementioned players earned honors from the Scenic West Athletic Conference, along with Allie Beck, Ariane Pola, Lauryn Ritchie and Callie Whitney. Six players earned President's List (GPA of 3.8-or-higher) from Salt Lake Community College:  Correa, Day, Lacava, Vande Merwe, Whitney and Ritchie. Myers made the Dean's List, finished with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79.