Lady Badger volleyball team honored
for winning Scenic West championship
By Lyle Fletcher
Feb. 15, 2018
EPHRAIM—As part of a nationwide celebration recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day, last Wednesday, members of the Snow College women’s volleyball team were honored for winning a share of the 2017 Scenic West Athletic Conference Championship.
In a special ceremony on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 7, team members received championship rings to commemorate the program’s first conference title in 31 years.
“It’s that magical season that keeps on giving,” Snow College volleyball head coach Jeff Reynolds said. “We have some nice plaques hanging in the volleyball office now, the championship banner in the gym has been updated, and now the girls have rings to commemorate their outstanding accomplishments. This is a special group of players who all came together and gave unselfishly. And in doing so, they were able to accomplish some remarkable things.”
During the 2017 season, the Badgers finished with a record of 26-5, marking the most victories in school history since the beginning of the rally scoring era. The team finished the regular season ranked No. 7 in the nation and No. 2 in Region XVIII. Of the team’s 26 victories, 21 of those came in three-straight sets. In addition, the Badgers went 5-0 against in-state opponents, finishing the season as the top JUCO team in the state of Utah.
But Reynolds says he is especially proud of another accomplishment the team achieved during their season. The team missed 16 days of class due to their travel schedule, says Reynolds, yet the team earned a combined team grade-point average of 3.74 during fall semester.
“Of all the accolades this team received in 2017, the thing I’m most proud of them for is the work they accomplished off the field,” Reynolds said. “To win on the court like they did, and to win in the classroom is the ultimate sign of a championship team in my book.”