Schedule released for 2016 college men’s volleyball national awards

Off the Block unveiled Friday its schedule for announcing the finalists and winners for all the college men’s volleyball national awards it will present this season.

The college men’s volleyball website each season presents a variety of national player and media awards that recognizes outstanding individual performances in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season.

The annual awards that Off the Block will presents are the Lloy Ball Award for the nation’s best setter, the Bryan Ivie Award for the nation’s best opposite, the Karch Kiraly Award for the nation’s best outside attacker, the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team, the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year and the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year. In addition, this will be the inaugural season Off the Block presents the Erik Shoji Award for the nation’s best libero and the Ryan Millar Award for the nation’s top middle attacker.

All the player awards presented by Off the Block are voted upon by a nationwide committee comprised of college men’s volleyball head coaches and media members. The winners of the media awards are determined by Off the Block following a season-long media analysis of college men’s volleyball coverage.

For more information about each award and to view previous winners, click here.


COLLEGE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL AWARDS SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 17
Best Men’s volleyball Online Coverage of Year

Monday, April 18
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team

Tuesday, April 19
Lloy Ball Award finalists
Bryan Ivie Award finalists
Karch Kiraly Award finalists
Erik Shoji Award finalists
National Middle Attacker of the Year finalists
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year finalists
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year finalists

Monday, April 25
Lloy Ball Award winner
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year winner

Tuesday, April 26
Bryan Ivie Award winner

Wednesday, April 27
Karch Kiraly Award winner

Thursday, April 28
Erik Shoji Award winner
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year winner

Friday, April 29
Ryan Millar Award winner

Sunday, May 1
EIVA, MIVA and MPSF Reporters of the Year

Schedule for other notable college men’s volleyball awards
Monday, May 2 — AVCA All-American Team

Wednesday, May 4 — AVCA National Player of the Year, AVCA National Coach of the Year, AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year