Sofia Resendiz Gets Scholarship Surprise, Then Plays Lights-Out

  0 Braden Keith | August 19th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, Video

The best part of the start of the NCAA Volleyball season isn’t the anticipation, or the lineup drama, or the intrasquad scrimmages. The best part of of the start of the NCAA Volleyball season…is scholarship surprises.

The latest comes from Division I Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. When the team gathered last week to hand out posters to local businesses to post around town and pull in more fans, Sofia Resendiz got some news.

As the team gathered back at the athletics office, junior libero/defensive specialist Sofia Resendiz from San Antonio was called the the front. After being recognized by university president Dr. Phil Schubert for her hard work on the court and in the classroom (she has a 3.6 GPA), Resendiz was told that she was being offered a scholarship for the 2018-2019 season. In NCAA Division I volleyball, all scholarships are full scholarships, meaning that the annual award is worth $45,150 based on the school’s list price of attendance for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Resendiz received the team’s 2017-2108 Fighting Heart Award. She played in 37 sets for the Wildcats, and has been named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll in each of her first two collegiate seasons.

After receiving the award, Resendiz called her parents to tell them the news.

The team finished 13-18 last season, including 7-9 in Southland Conference play. That left them 8th out of 13 teams in the league.

ACU played their annual purple vs. white intrasquad matchup on August 17th, and will officially open play on Friday against Georgetown and Winthrop before playing Georgia Tech and Idaho State on Saturday. Resendiz finished the intrasquad match with back-to-back aces and dug a match-best 16 aces to go with 5 assists.Sofia Rese


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