Mooney, Teslevich Garner PWSA Awards
Phoenix College Head Volleyball Coach Patrick Mooney and
Volleyball Student-Athlete Sarah Teslevich were honored on February
5 at the 2005 Spirit of the Athlete Award Banquet. The Banquet, hosted
by the Phoenix Women's Sports Association (PWSA), is an annual awards
banquet that celebrates girls and women in sports.
Mooney was selected by the PWSA as the 2005 Women's Sport Community
College Coach of the Year. To earn this honor, the honoree must have
a substantial career of at least five years experience coaching women's
sports and be currently coaching at an Arizona community college. Coach
Mooney has served Phoenix College as Head Volleyball Coach since 1995.
Below is a brief list of his accomplishments coaching at Phoenix College:
* Three of the last 4 seasons, the Bears Volleyball Team
was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic
Team of the Year with the highest GPA in the country, placing them first
in the Nation among all other junior colleges.
* Named "Coach of the Year" by the Arizona Community College
Athletic Conference (ACCAC).
* Overall record 176-219 (28-12 in 2004)
* Conference Record 68-90
* Finished 3rd in the ACCAC in 2003 and 2004.
* Coached 19 All-Region and All-Conference athletes.
* Coached 5 All-Americans who graduated as NJCAA Academic All-Americans.
* 24 student-athletes received scholarships to 4-year universities,
with 12 receiving NCAA D-I scholarships and 18 received Academic All-American
* Past 5 years has been awarded the "Team Academic Award"
by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
* In 1999, Bears Volleyball were NJCAA Region 1 Division II Champions
and captured a 4th place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. Last
Season, they were nationally ranked at 11.
* The last 8 seasons, the Bears Volleyball Program has been recognized
as an NJCAA Academic All-American Team.
Teslevich was selected as the 2005 Female Community College Scholar
Athlete of the Year! To earn this honor, the honoree must attend an
Arizona community college and have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4 point scale.
Considerations for the award include sport for which nominated, number
of years participated at the varsity level, athletic, community and
association accomplishments, as well as previous honors received. Below
is a lest of her honors and accomplishments:
* 4.0 Cumulative GPA
* 2004-2005 First Team All-Region
* 2004-2005 First Team All-Conference
* 2004-2005 First Team All-American
* 2004-2005 American Volleyball Coaches' Association All-American Second
* 2004-2005 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Player
of the Week (September 4, 2004)
* 2004-2005 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National
Player of the Week (September 5, 2004)
* 2004-2005 Second Highest Vote Recipient for ACCAC Player of the Year
* 2003-2004 First Team All-Region
* 2003-2004 First Team All-Conference
* 2003-2004 Second Team NJCAA All-American
* Volunteer Team Leader for Strikes Against Breast Cancer
* Volunteer for Kids' Rock portion of the P.F. Chang's Rock and Roll
* Volunteer for various church activities
* Will attend ASU West to pursue Nursing Degree.