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Wando volleyball earns national honor for fifth consecutive year

Wando VolleyballWando High School is proud to announce the volleyball program received the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2020-2021 season. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the honorees on Monday, July 19, 2021, which included 1,275 collegiate and high school teams. 

The academic achievement award was created in 1992 to recognize teams that excel in the classroom. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. The Warriors team finished the school year with a team GPA of 3.4850 (4.0 scale), making them eligible for the national honor, which they have now earned five years in a row.

Wando won the South Carolina High School League AAAAA state championship in November, and finished the season with a 20-1 record. Head coach Alexis Glover, who has been in charge of the program for 34 seasons and guided the Warriors to four state titles overall, applauded the teams’ achievements this year.

“These student-athletes took care of business in the classroom in order to achieve success on the court and in the future,” said Glover.

Wando High School 2020-2021 Volleyball Roster

Ansley Albrecht

Reese Campbell

Taylor Feher-Hall

Aureana Fisher

Lauren Garrett

Kat Hranowsky

Ella Hudock

Emily King

Grayson Lutz

Taylor Martel

Ava Grace McCarthy

Ellie Middleton

Emma Sanders

Kate Schrecker

Emily Sturdivant

Chandley Thompson

Hannah Togami

Brynn Whitehair

McKinley Wing

Hastings Witt

“Even though teams might not have played during their usual season or may not have competed at all during the past year, coaches still found ways to lead their players to academic excellence,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “This is a testament to the important role volleyball coaches play in their players’ success both on and off the court.”


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