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Volleyball: Elliott Awarded AVCA's Minority Coaches Scholarship

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College assistant volleyball coach Justine Elliott was awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) Minority Coaches Scholarship this past December. 

"I had an amazing time at the AVCA convention. I am so blessed to have met everyone in Minority Coaches Committee. My goal is to go every year from now on. I want to thank the Minority Coaches Committee for selecting me as a recipient of the Minority Coaches Scholarship because it definitely opened up new doors of opportunity."

The AVCA Minority Coaches Committee is supplied a grant by the NCAA that allows them to conduct several different clinics throughout the country, providing a unique opportunity for minority coaches to receive instruction and training from the top NCAA coaches on how to become a better coach and leader. All of the clinics offered participants learning opportunities in individual skill instruction as well as career and professional development opportunities in coaching. All participants of the clinics and workshops are granted access to bond, network, grow and learn from coaches within the ranks of the NCAA, an opportunity they may have not received otherwise.

Each year at the AVCA Convention, the committee offers scholarships to a group of minority coaches who are looking to pursue a head coaching position at the NCAA level.

Prior to coming to Westminster, Elliott spent four year career at Division I University of New Hampshire, earning a full athletic scholarship and a degree in journalism and minor in Spanish. The 2011 graduate was a three year starter at middle blocker and two time team captain as well as the recipient of the Ed Jentes Coaches' Award.  Elliot is now currently working on her masters' at Westminster.

Written by Nick Grow, senior accounting major

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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