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17 Roughriders Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

The NJCAA announced the 2015-16 Academic Student-Athlete Awards and Yavapai College has 17 student-athletes earn the honor for their efforts in the classroom. Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor: Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA Exemplary Academic Achiev ...

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Volleyball Releases 2016 Schedule

The 2016 Yavapai volleyball schedule will test the Roughriders from start to finish. Coming off of their 1st ever District C Championship and appearance in the National Championship Tournament (16 teams) in 2015, head coach Zach Shaver has constructed a schedule which will challenge the Roughriders at every turn. Of the team's 28 matches, only 11 will be at home in the friendly confines of Walraven Gymnasiu ...

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2016 Spring Athletic Director Honor Roll Announced

The Roughrider athletes had a great Spring semester both on the field and in the classroom. 45 of the 78 student-athletes earned an academic 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average. 5 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 (Iva Alebic, Nate Easley, Jacob Eder, Darion Green and Shelby Mottram). For 31 of the student-athletes, it is the second consecutive semester that they have been named to the Athletic Director's ...

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Hailey Welch Inks Her NLI for Yavapai Volleyball

Head volleyball coach Zach Shaver announced this morning that the Roughriders have completed their 2016 roster with signing of Hailey Welch. The 5'9" standout outside hitter hails from Goodyear, AZ where she played for Estrella Foothills High School and White Tanks Mountain Volleyball Club. While playing for the Wolves Hailey was a 4 time Varsity Letterman, as well as a 2 time AIA Scholar athlete. As a star ...

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3 Sophomores Will Continue Their Volleyball Careers

Today three members of the Roughrider Volleyball team signed their documents to finalize their commitments to four year universities. The three sophomores were all members of the 2015 record setting team which qualified for the NJCAA DI National Championship Tournament for the first time in program history. Ashley Preuss (OH), Brooke Donnelly (L), and Kayle Park (RH) led Yavapai to a season record of 22-8 a ...

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Volleyball Signs Middle Blocker from Elite Colorado Club

On Monday morning, Head Coach Zach Shaver announced that the Roughrider Volleyball programmed strengthened their 2016 roster with another NLI signing. Joining the Yavapai squad next fall will be 5'11" middle blocker, Santana Mestas from Pueblo, CO. During her senior year, she played for both Pueblo West High School and Colorado Jrs. 18-Sherri teams. A few of Santana's achievements include South Central Leag ...

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Volleyball Solidifies Their Defense for 2016 with Recent NLI Signing

Yavapai Volleyball has added another high level athlete to their 2016 incoming freshmen class with the signing of Hannah Semon. The announcement came from Head Coach Zach Shaver. Hannah will come to Yavapai College from Ironwood Ridge High School in Oro Valley, AZ where she is a standout libero for both her high school and the 18-1 team for Club Cactus. When commenting on why the Roughriders pursued Hannah, ...

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Roughriders Ink Elite Setter from Las Vegas

Today Head Volleyball Coach, Zach Shaver announced the National Letter of Intent signing of Hayley Huntsman. Huntsman is a 5'10" setter from Las Vegas, NV where she was a standout setter for LV Impact Volleyball Club and Bonanza High School. Under the tutelage of Coach Wilkinson and Coach Savage Hayley has earned numerous individual awards including; Bonanza HS Team MVP (junior & senior seasons), MaxPrep Ne ...

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Volleyball Signs Standout from Juneau, AK

Head Coach Zach Shaver is pleased to announce that Maddie McKeown has chosen to become a Roughrider in 2016 and has signed her National Letter of Intent to complete her commitment. McKeown is a 6'2" middle blocker from Juneau, AK who earned several awards while playing for Juneau Douglas High School. She also competes for Midnight Sun Volleyball Club in Anchorage, AK. Maddie demonstrates her dedication and ...

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Roughriders Participate in Read Across America

On Wednesday March 2nd the National Education Association celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with the Read Across America initiative. NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. In May 1997, a small reading task force at NEA came up with a big idea. " ...

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