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Hamilton Girls Volleyball earns team academic award for third consecutive year

The Hamilton High School 2005-06 Varsity Girls Volleyball Team earned the Game Plan/Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the third consecutive year. Hamilton was one of only nine Wisconsin high school teams to receive the award issued to any high school, junior college, college or university whose varsity team members averaged at least a 3.3 on a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale for the academic year.

Hamilton Girls Volleyball Coach Bill Serb is a AVCA member and nominated his team for its effort to be successful on the court and in the classroom. His 15-member team had an impressive 3.5 team GPA. The team average factors in individual GPAs of any girl who played at the varsity level last year.

Members of the 2005-06 Hamilton team included Kayla Johnson, Ann Seward, Heather Schilter, Brittany Jasinski, Danielle Behling, Talisa Emberts, Elizabeth Fischer, Korina Zarzynski, Sarah Krohn, Lisa D’Alessio, Kelley Sperb, Katherine Mess, Lindsey Burleson, Samantha Luedtke and Nora Kudronowicz. In addition to the team award, Jasinski, Mess, Schilter, Zarzynski, Luedtke, Behling, Burleson, D’Alessio, Emberts and Johnson each earned individual awards for being chosen to the Wisconsin All-Academic Team for having a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

“The Game Plan/AVCA Team Academic Award is what being a student-athlete is all about,” AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer said. “We congratulate the student-athletes, coaches and school personnel for achieving this honor and upholding the delicate balance between academics and athletics.”