(HAWAII ATHLETICS) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) unveiled the inaugural class of AVCA Top Flight Award winners with all five University of Hawai'i pairs earning recognition. This new awards program is designed to recognize excellence in beach volleyball from all over the country and across all flights.
The AVCA Top Flight award was conceived to reward hard work and consistent play regardless of roster position. In order for a pair to be eligible for the award, two athletes must compete in at least 15 matches together and at a specific flight number. Should that pair win at least 75 percent of their matches – regardless of the overall result of the dual – they achieve "Top Flight" status.
UH (35-3) is currently in Gulf Shores, Ala., getting ready for the 2018 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. The No. 3 seed SandBows open up against No. 6 seed South Carolina (24-7) on Friday at 7:00 a.m. HT in a match televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3.