Marmo and Weddle Gain NCCAA Honors November 24, 2009 | RSS Bluefield, VA--The women’s volleyball team competed in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) tournament beginning November 19. The Lady Rams competed against Asbury College in the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament, --losing 3-0 (27-25; 25-21; 25-19). Two Lady Rams were honored with NCCAA awards. Felicia Marmo senior volleyball player Alyssa Weddle junior volleyball player Felicia Marmo, a senior interdisciplinary study major from Manahawkin, NJ as All Mid- East Region Honorable Mention. Marmo who was also named to the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) First Team All- Conference marking the first time in over a decade that someone from the college has been recognized by the conference in volleyball. Marmo was also named as All AAC Libero of the Week for leading the conference the last two seasons in digs. In addition to that she set a new Bluefield College Record by surpassing the 2,500 career mark in digs. Marmo had 560 digs this season before the NCCAA game, in 2008 she had 765 digs, 2007 she had 534, and in 2006 she had 684. “Felicia reached her 1,000 career mark in digs her sophomore year and this year she set the school record. She has had a truly remarkable career and season here at Bluefield, she will be greatly missed,” said head women’s volleyball Coach Jaime Bowman. Also, receiving recognition from the NCCAA was Alyssa Weddle who was named to the Mid- East Region All- Academic Team. Weddle who is a junior biology major from Carroll County, VA has 181 kills which is the 2nd highest on the team. Weddle was also named to the All- Academic Team for the AAC and as a Scholar Athlete by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). “Alyssa is a very disciplined and focused young lady and that shows both on the court and in the classroom,” said Coach Bowman.