HOBOKEN, N.J. (April 27, 2023) – Stevens Institute of Know-how sophomore Brandon Rogers was the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2023 Division III Males’s Volleyball Championship, it was introduced Thursday night.
Rogers turns into the eighth student-athlete in class historical past to earn one the NCAA’s highest honors. The Manlius, New York native is the fourth Stevens males’s volleyball participant to earn the award, becoming a member of alumni Alexander Carpenter (two-time winner in 2015 and 2016), Nick Sunderland (2018) and Andrew Amerman, who was the final Duck to obtain the award in 2019. The award is the 18th for the Center Atlantic Convention (MAC) and the primary by a males’s volleyball student-athlete.
“Brandon’s work ethic, dedication to his teachers, private development and our staff’s targets is phenomenal,” head coach Dan Buehring stated. “This honor is reflective of not simply his brilliance and character, but in addition our staff’s dedication and tradition round excellence in all that we do. I can not consider a extra deserving candidate who displays our staff’s values and their very own extraordinary nature. That is such a well-deserved award for Brandon.”
A mechanical engineering main, Rogers has earned an ideal 4.0 cumulative grade-point common. On the court docket, Rogers set down 24 kills on 64 swings with a .234 hitting proportion. The alternative hitter appeared in 17 matches and totaled three aces, seven blocks and 13 digs. He matched a profession excessive with six kills in a convention victory at Hood and recorded a career-best three blocks in a league win at Japanese.
The Elite 90, an award based by the NCAA, acknowledges the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the person who has reached the head of competitors on the nationwide championship degree in his or her sport, whereas additionally reaching the best educational customary amongst his or her friends. The Elite 90 is introduced to the student-athlete with the best cumulative grade-point common taking part on the finals web site for every of the NCAA’s championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above academically who’ve participated in a sport for a minimum of two years with their faculty. All ties are damaged by the variety of credit accomplished.
For extra info on the Elite 90 award winners, go online to https://www.ncaa.com/elite-90.
Rogers was introduced with the award throughout Thursday’s night’s nationwide championship banquet, hosted by Stevenson College.
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