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Local Phenom

TOP PLAYER - LEXINGTON, Ky – Autumn Tucker, a junior at Fulton City High School, has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom List for the 2015-2016 season. The list includes 1,001 players whose high school coaches are AVCA members, representing 43 states and serves as the starting point for the Phenom College Preparatory Program.

Tucker, a starter for the varsity volleyball team at Fulton City, plays setter/defensive specialist.

In October, the AVCA will invite those athletes on the AVCA Phenom List to register for the Phenom College Preparatory Program to be held in conjunction with the AVCA Annual Convention in Omaha, Nebraska December 17-20. It is an invitation-only event for unsigned Under Armour Watch List and AVCA Phenom List student-athletes. Participants and their parents will attend educational sessions, the Under Armour High School All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition, NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship matches, interact with AVCA Collegiate All-Americans, undergo Volleyball Performance Index testing, and participate in the AVCA Talent Showcase in which athletes will demonstrate their skills in front of the 100+ college coaches in attendance.

Having an athlete on the AVCA Phenom List does not automatically secure her spot in the Phenom College Preparatory Program. Invitations to the athletes on the AVCA Phenom List will be emailed in October.  At that time, athletes will need to register via the registration link provided in the invitation. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis only to those on the AVCA Phenom List and will close in November or when maximum capacity for the event has been reached. The requirements for having an athlete on the AVCA Phenom List are:

  • The student-athlete must be an underclassmen who has been recognized in some form for her outstanding volleyball abilities
  • The student-athlete's high school head coach must be a member in good standing of the AVCA.  Head coaches have until Monday, October 19, to become a member or renew their membership to ensure compliance

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 6,400 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.

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