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Waxahachie, TX – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Volleyball team finished a historic 2022 volleyball season with a record of 33-2. The 2021 Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) Tournament Champions began the season with guarded expectations of a return to the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament. Those expectations were more than realized as the team became SAC Conference Champions, SAC Conference Tournament Champions, NAIA National Volleyball Tournament Opening Round winners, and a NAIA National Volleyball Tournament final site attendee.

SAGU Volleyball started the year 33-0. Along the way they beat two NAIA Top 10 opponents and finished the season ranked eighth in the final NAIA Women’s Volleyball Poll. Along with all the wins, multiple individuals were rewarded with postseason accolades for their performance on the court. Some highlights include:

  • Emma Tompkins: NCCAA Susan R. Hellings Award; NAIA Third Team All-American; SAC Attacker of the Year; NCCAA/AVCA All-America First Team; SAC Most Valuable Player; SAC First Team All-Conference; NAIA Academic All-American; NCCAA Academic All-American
  • Riley Burcham: NAIA Honorable Mention All-American; NCCAA/AVCA All-America First Team; SAC Co-Setter of the Year; SAC First Team All-Conference; NAIA Academic All-American
  • Ava Myers: SAC First Team All-Conference; NAIA Academic All-American; NCCAA Academic All-American
  • Tessa Glick: SAC First Team All-Conference; NAIA Academic All-American; NCCAA Academic All-American
  • Hank Moore: SAC Coach of the Year
  • Nic Moore: SAC Assistant Coach of the Year

 Coach Hank Moore, who ends the 2022 season 18 wins away from his 500th career win, stated, “There are a lot of emotions that go along with the season ending as it did. 33-2 is the best record in program history. There have been many firsts for our program. First Undefeated regular season, first outright regular season championship, first NAIA Opening Round host opportunity and win, and the first trip to Sioux City for the NAIA National Championship. Our kids have really grown in every way, and as a coach, I could not be prouder of all 19 players. The future for SAGU volleyball is very bright,” SAGU Head Volleyball Coach Hank Moore said.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community. We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service. Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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