AVCA HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICA AWARDS
The AVCA All-America Watch List is for the top rising Seniors who have received external recognition for their outstanding volleyball play. For example, these athletes must have received some type of recognition such as, but not limited to: All-District, All-Region, All-State, PrepVolleyball Ranking List, USAV HP Team, etc. In order for an athlete to be named to the AVCA High School All-America List, their high school coach must be an active AVCA Member.
Nominations for the AVCA All-America Watch List have been accepted throughout the Summer. The Watch List is released on August 30th, 2021.
AVCA ALL-AMERICA AWARDS
On November 9th, the AVCA will announce three teams of 50 All-Americans and another 150 athletes as All-American Honorable Mention for a total of 300 athletes selected. The All-Region Teams will be composed of the top 50% of nominated players from each Region. The AVCA will not be pre-selecting any athletes this year, as all selections will be made during the nomination period specified below.
The formal nominations for the AVCA All-America Awards and the AVCA Best and Brightest Awards will open on October 8th, 2021. These include a stats submission via MaxPreps as well as a form submission on the AVCA website. More information can be found by following this link.
AVCA BEST & BRIGHTEST AWARD
The AVCA Best & Brightest Award is meant to honor individual High School Senior athletes who excel on and off the court. The nomination for this will be included in the All-American nomination form as an optional additional section. Coaches can elect to nominate athletes for All-American Awards without nominating an athlete for the Best and Brightest Award, and must have consent from the athlete to share their GPA via the nomination form.
In order to be eligible for the Best and Brightest Award, Senior athletes must earn at least a 3.0 Unweighted/3.5 Weighted GPA (or the equivalent, if using a different GPA scale) during their Junior year AND play in 50% of their Varsity team’s sets during their Senior season.
Some additional tiers of recognition apply:
• AVCA Best and Brightest First Team: 3.7 Unweighted GPA/4.2 Weighted GPA or above
• AVCA Best and Brightest Second Team: 3.3 Unweighted GPA/3.8 Weighted GPA or above
• AVCA Best and Brightest Third Team: 3.0 Unweighted GPA/3.5 Weighted GPA or above
2021 AVCA HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN TIMELINE
• Friday, October 8th – Online nominations for AVCA High School All-America & AVCA Best and Brightest open at 8:00 am (ET)
• Monday, October 18th – Online nominations for AVCA High School All-America close at 5:00 pm (ET)
• Monday, October 18th – High School Coach of the Year nomination forms due to AVCA Office at 5:00 pm (ET)
• Wednesday, October 27th – Best & Brightest Lists Announced
• Wednesday, November 3rd- All-Region Teams Announced
• Tuesday, November 9th – Girls’ High School All-America Teams announced