Record number of teams earn national academic honor

A record five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned a national recognition for their success in the classroom.

The AVCA announced Monday afternoon that Grand Canyon, Harvard, NJIT, Lees-McRae and Lewis all received the volleyball organization’s annual Team Academic Award.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Nothing says Valentine’s Day night like marquee college men’s volleyball matches involving top-10 nationally ranked teams.

A showdown between one of the nation’s top defensive teams and the defending National Player of the Year highlights the schedule as No. 8 UC Santa Barbara plays host to No. 5 Long Beach State. In addition, out in the Midwest two of this season’s surprise teams, Lindenwood and IPFW, will meet for a conference match.

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EIVA announces Player of the Year, all-conference teams

For the first time in more than five years, a non-Penn State player has earned EIVA Player of the Year of the Year honors.

George Mason outside attacker Mark Jones and Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell were selected as the 2013 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Co-Players of the Year, the league announced Friday afternoon.
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The five teams that could surprise everyone in 2013

Tons of teams enter a season with preseason hype, but then there are those teams that enter with little expectations and surprise everyone

Whether it was Harvard finishing last season ranked in the national coaches poll or UC Santa Barbara’s run to the 2011 NCAA championship match last season, each season always has men’s volleyball teams that surprise everyone.
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Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year: First Round

Off the Blocked selected and seeded the 65 players in a bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.

The Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the final weekend of the regular season, and with that may finally come clarity to the conference tournament brackets.

No. 8 Ohio State will play IPFW in its conference season finale with a chance to win the MIVA regular season championship. In addition, No. 4 BYU and No. 7 Penn State will open a two-match non-conference series with signficant NCAA Tournament implications.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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