Release courtesy of the Hillsdale College Media Relations Department
Lexington, Ky. -- Hillsdale College's assistant athletic director for media relations and event management, Brad Monastiere, has been recognized for his work by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for a second time.
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Monastiere was the Midwest Region winner of the AVCA's Grant Burger Media Award. Only eight such sports information directors throughout all of Division II received this award. Monastiere previously won this award following the 2007-08 athletic school year.
The AVCA Grant Burger Media Award is an honor intended to recognize members of the media who have been involved in the advancement of the sport of volleyball, whether it be through consistent coverage in all mediums (sports information, print, broadcasting and web content), production of volleyball-specific publications or extensive radio and/or television exposure. It is named in honor of Grant Burger, former Director of Sports Information and Associate Director of the AVCA (1988-92), whose hard work, innovative mind, knowledge and enthusiasm took the areas of media relations and publications at the AVCA to a higher level and increased awareness of the sport of volleyball nationwide.
Monastiere has just completed his seventh year at Hillsdale College, filling the role of SID before his job title was changed to assistant AD in July 2011.
On the court, the Chargers enjoyed their finest season in program history in 2011, going 31-3 while capturing the GLIAC and Midwest Regional championships. Hillsdale advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four in California back in December.