Ryan Wolf Wins Elite 88 Award for NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball Championship
May 4, 2011
UnIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's volleyball player, junior Ryan Wolf (York, Pa.) is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball Championship.
Wolf, who carries a 3.821 grade point average (GPA), is working towards a master's in accounting. Wolf was presented with the award during the AVCA Banquet on Wednesday, May 4 at Penn State University. He will join the Nittany Lions on May 5 in their quest for the 2011 NCAA National Championship when Penn State takes on Ohio State in the semifinals at 9 p.m. at Rec Hall.
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.