By: Laura Chapman
Assistant Sports Information Director
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HUNTINGDON, Pa. – At the end of yet another historic season in the storied history of Juniata College men's volleyball, four Eagles earned Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Academic All-Conference honors. Recent graduates Ben Krouse (Holland, Pa. / Council Rock South) and Alex McColgin (Buffalo, N.Y. / Hamburg), along with rising senior Paul Kuhn (York, Pa. / Central York) and rising junior Ryan Shelton (Baldwinsville, N.Y. / C.W. Baker) were the Juniata representatives amongst a record high 74 student-athletes to garner the honor for the 2014 season.
"The guys all work really hard all year around in everything that they do," said head coach Pat Shawaryn. "They are always trying to be better on the court and that translates into their academic work. They know how to succeed and these awards just shows that they can be strong volleyball players and strong students at the same time."
The award is given to student-athletes who achieve a 3.3 grade point average or higher for the spring semester. Krouse and Kuhn are both repeat honorees from the inaugural academic all-conference team in 2013. Both Kuhn and McColgin earned all-conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star, and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honors for the 2014 season, with Kuhn earning CVC Player of the Year.
The Eagles finished the year 25-9 overall, won their second consecutive CVC title, set program records for most wins and fewest losses, had the most All-America selections since 2007, and finished the 2014 season ranked second in the nation after competing in the NCAA Division III National Championship match.
For the full CVC Academic All-Conference release, click here.
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