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Lion Volleyball earns the 2020 AVCA Voting Community Award.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball program has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Voting Community Award, as announced by the AVCA on Thursday. This new award started to encourage eligible coaches and student-athletes to exercise their civic duty through participation in the democratic process. 

To win the AVCA Community Voting Award, 100 percent of eligible student-athletes and staff had to vote in the 2020 November election. 

“I’m really proud of our team and their initiative to exercise their civic responsibility and right to vote,” said Lion Volleyball head coach Craig Case. “This initiative came from them. It was important to our team that their voices were heard, and I’m thrilled we had everyone in our program voting this year.” 

“Our goal as leaders of young people is to model responsible behavior and to instill good habits,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “Whether it’s the court, the classroom, or the voting booth, coaches matter in the lives of their players. This award is another way to highlight that fact.” 

Winning teams receive a congratulatory letter, a frameable certificate, and the AVCA will send a letter of acknowledgment to the institution’s director of athletics and president. 

They will offer the AVCA Community Voting Award again in November of 2022, the next national election day. 



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