LADY BEARS VOLLEYBALL

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.

Coach 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 honors.
* 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.

Sarah 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 Team
* 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 Marathon
* Volunteer for various church activities
* Will attend ASU West to pursue Nursing Degree.