RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Over a 16-day period, the Great American Conference will reveal the All-Decade teams for the 13 sports – football, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball, baseball and men’s and women’s golf.
Tuesday the conference announced its volleyball All-Decade Team with two Harding players included on the 13-player team. Harding’s honorees were Mollie Arnold and Zoe Hardin.
The league will also announce a “Program of the Decade” for the 13 sports. This award goes to the team that earned the most points and the highest percentage of points based on the league’s two All-Sports trophies. With its four regular season GAC Championships and two GAC Tournament titles, Harding was the GAC’s Team of the Decade for volleyball.
The original list of nominees consisted of players that met at least one of the following three criteria: earned an “Of the Year” award, named to at least two All-GAC First Teams or at least three All-GAC teams.
The voting electorate consisted of GAC coaches, sports information directors, athletic directors, senior woman administrators and media members.
The All-Decade teams consisted of all nominees named on at least 50 percent of returned ballots.