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Volleyball Men Earn CVC Academic Honors


Four men from the EMU men’s volleyball team have been named to the 2013 CVC Academic All-Conference. A total of 28 student-athletes from six of the Continental Volleyball Conference’s teams earned recognition. The Royals had three players named to the team in 2012.

In order to attain Academic All-Conference a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or above.

Senior Travis Riesen (Hillsboro, KS/Hillsboro) leads the way as a two-time honoree on the Academic All-Conference Team, as he also earned the award last year. Riesen was Eastern Mennonite’s libero and was second on the team with 2.09 digs per game.

After earning a starting role as a freshman, Jesse Reist (Lancaster, PA/JP McCaskey East) adds the academic award to his fine rookie season. Reist was second on the team with 2.48 kills per game and had a .233 attack percentage. He was also third in digs at 1.56.

Reserve middle hitters Joseph Spriggs (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) and Garrett Delph (Berryville, VA/Leesburg Christian) rounded out EMU’s members on the academic team. Spriggs played in nearly half of the Royals’ contests, averaging 1.54 kills and a team-high 1.18 blocks. Delph played in five matches and averaged 0.55 kills and 0.45 service aces.

Eastern Mennonite finished the 2013 season with a record of 14-13, including 2-6 in the CVC. It was their first winning record since 2008.

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