Award Schedule: Finalists for College Men’s Volleyball National Awards

Award season is here for college men’s volleyball.

Off the Block will announce on Sunday the finalists for of the 10 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball national awards that it annually presents. Check out a listing of the national awards and the schedule for when the finalists will be announced on the Off the Block website.

KARCH KIRALY AWARD
The Karch Kiraly Award is given to the nation’s best outside attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the former U.S. Olympic gold medalist and UCLA All-American outside attacker and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 2 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2015
Award winners: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

RYAN MILLAR AWARD
The Ryan Millar Award is given to the nation’s best middle attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after former BYU All-American and U.S. Olympian Ryan Millar and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 2:30 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2016
Award winners: 2016 | 2017 | 2018

ERIK SHOJI AWARD
The Erik Shoji Award is given to the nation’s best libero in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the current U.S. starting libero and former Stanford All-American libero Erik Shoji and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 3 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2016
Award winners: 2016 | 2017 | 2018

DIVISION II NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Division II National Player of the year is given to the nation’s best player on a NCAA Division II men’s volleyball team during the regular season. A nationwide voting committee of coaches and media members select the winner of the award.
Finalists announcement: 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2017
Award winners: 2017 | 2018

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The International Player of the Year is presented to the best non-U.S. born player in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The award is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 4 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2017
Award winners: 2017 | 2018

NATIONAL BLOCKER OF THE YEAR
The National Blocker of the Year is annually awarded to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player with the best front-row defensive performance during the regular season. This was the first national award organized by Off the Block and each year is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 4:30 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2011
Award winners: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

NATIONAL SERVER OF THE YEAR
The National Server of the Year recognizes the top individual serving performance from a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season. The annual award is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 5 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2013
Award winners: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

DAIN BLANTON DIVERSITY AWARD
The Dain Blanton Diversity Award recognizes the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season of a minority ethnicity. The annual national award is after former Pepperdine outside attacker and Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton and is determined by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 5:30 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2019
Award winners: N/A

LLOY BALL AWARD
The Lloy Ball Award is given to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the former U.S. Olympic gold medalist and IPFW All-American setter Lloy Ball and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 6 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2014
Award winners: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

BRYAN IVIE AWARD
The Bryan Ivie Award is given to the nation’s best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the former U.S. Olympian and USC All-American opposite Bryan Ivie and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
Finalists announcement: 6:30 p.m. (CST)
Inaugural year of award: 2015
Award winners: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018