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Excellence on the Court

The athletic department of Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce that the CCC Lady Cougars volleyball team has received the 2008-2009 ACVA Team Excellence Award. In order to qualify for this award, all team members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale for the entire school year. The 2008-2009 award marks the eighth time the Lady Cougars have earned this distinctive honor.

The grade point average of the 2008-2009 Lady Cougars was 3.34. Team members included: Laura Banks, Ginette Cerrud, Evelyn Compton, Peggy Compton, Rachel Farrell, Alyssa Hallice, Summer Jelsma, Emma Kile, Ashley Lawson, Erin Madray, Sarah Sibert, Kayla Whitely, and Christine Sugimoto. Manager Danielle Heffernan and Rebekah Monhollen statistician were also included in the receipt of the AVCA Team Excellence Award.

Coach Vickie Denny said, “I am always pleased when we qualify for this award. CCC athletics works on a philosophy based upon the Bible verse that says, ‘Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.’ We set our goals for the team before every season, and one of the goals is to qualify for the AVCA Team Academic Award. Every year we have won the AVCA Team Academic Award, we have also won our NCCAA National Championship. For our program, there seems to be a strong connection with academic success and athletic success.”