For the third consecutive year, the Seward County Lady Saints Volleyball team has qualified for the AVCA team academic award. Although the final lists have yet to be announced, the Lady Saints have met the requirements of the award by achieving better than a 3.30 team GPA for the academic year. Last year the Lady Saints were one of just 354 of 3,000 eligible schools to win this prestigious award and one of just 15 NJCAA schools to capture the honor. In 2009 the Lady Saints placed four players on the President’s Honor Roll (4.0), nine to the Dean’s Honor Roll (3.5+), and 21 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0+). “We stress to our girls to work just as hard in the classroom as they do on the court” Head Coach Bert Luallen said. “We are thankful to have the people and resources that we do here at SCCC/ATS to help make our student-athletes as successful as they can be academically and athletically. I am very proud of our players for their dedication and hard work in achieving this award. We will continue to strive towards our goal of a team academic national title for the upcoming year” he continued.