COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 11, 2017) – U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Head Coach Greg Walker was named to the AVCA’s 2017 Thirty Under 30 Awards list.
Walker helped the Men’s Sitting Team to the silver medal at the 2015 ParaPan American Games and led the team at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
When he is not working with the Men’s Sitting Team, Walker, 29, is the head coach of Sacred Heart University’s men’s volleyball team and an assistant coach for its women’s team.
“I am honored to be receiving this award from the AVCA and by my peers,” Walker told the AVCA.
“I strongly believe awards such as these are credit to the athletes that have believed and confided in me over the years, the coaches I have been privileged to work beside, my mentors that invest time in me and administrators that have supported my vision of the programs and commit to the well being of our athletes. It is a real blessing and humbling.”
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SUPER 6 CONFIRMED
World ParaVolley has confirmed that women’s sitting teams from China, Netherlands, Japan, Russia, the United States and Ukraine have all agreed to participate in the World Super 6 on May 16-21 in Hanzhou, China.
MS. HOLLOWAY GOES TO WASHINGTON
Katie Holloway represented Molten and USA Volleyball at the National Health Through Fitness Day (NHTF Day) on March 22 in Washington, D.C.
Holloway met with members of Congress to address the importance of the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act and the sedentary crisis in America.
National Health Through Fitness Day is the culmination of a year-round effort by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) and its many sponsors to pass major U.S. legislation to “Get America Moving”. Approximately 150 leaders from the sports, fitness, and PE industries lobby Congress to pass key legislation which will help the country overcome sedentary lifestyles and the obesity epidemic.
Lexi Shifflett was the special guest of the Iowa Region at its reviSIT Volleyball experience on April 1. The event was open to all who were interested in trying sitting volleyball. The region will be holding more sitting volleyball events in May and June. For information, visit iavbreg.org/sitting.html.