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April 2, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The T-12 Penn State men's volleyball team has been selected as the recipient of the March "EIVA Rallies! Award," as announced by conference commissioner Ivan Marquez this morning. The award marks the second consecutive month that the Nittany Lions have claimed the honor, which is presented monthly to the EIVA team with the highest attendance during the months of February, March and April.
This month, Penn State averaged 666 fans at its home matches, which is up by nearly 100 fans from February's average of 594. George Mason followed the Nittany Lions' top attendance mark with 340 fans during the month of March, followed by Saint Francis' total of 264.
This year's 2014 EIVA Rallies! Award is based on fan attendance. Throughout the duration of the campaign, the conference squad with the highest number of fans at each match will be recognized with the monthly EIVA Rallies! Award. At the conclusion of the season, the team with the most fans per match for the entire season will be honored with the 2014 EIVA Rallies! Award.
Throughout the season, all EIVA teams will host EIVA Rallies! events to raise awareness for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To donate to the cause, please visit the official EIVA giving page athttp://bit.ly/MvDay4.
Commissioner Marquez will present the 2014 EIVA Rallies! Award to the winning school at the EIVA Championship, which is set for Saturday, April 26th at the site of the highest seeded school. Marquez is a seven-year cancer survivor who has benefited from the care and treatment from the staff at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
This weekend, No. T-12 Penn State will travel to Harvard and Sacred Heart for a pair of conference matchups. The Nittany Lions visit the Crimson Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. before taking on the Pioneers Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m.