BRANSON, Mo. – For the second straight year, Alexa Hill took home the prestigious Susan R. Hellings Award from the NCCAA.
The Hellings Award is the highest individual honor handed out to volleyball student-athletes by the NCCAA, celebrating one athlete each year for outstanding Christian character, athletic and academic achievement as well as community service.
Hill received the award at the NCCAA National Volleyball Championship Banquet in Branson, Mo. She is the first player in NCCAA history with multiple Hellings Awards and first to win back-to-back.
She is one of five Lady Lancers to win the award, joining Hannah Clemmons (2014), Rachel Bult (2011), Kate Millen (2000) and Marci Norris (1994).
Hill ended her career as one of the most decorated players in program history. She wrapped up her career with 4,537 career assists, ranking second in Grace history. The three-time First Team All-Crossroads League honoree also added 1,361 career digs.
The Huntington, Ind., native has been named to the Dean’s List for the past three years and is a two-time NAIA/NCCAA Scholar-Athlete. Due to her commitment to academics, Hill was honored to the 2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America Team.
But more importantly, Hill is described by coach Katie Van Hofwegen as a servant leader. Her impact goes far beyond the volleyball court, leading Bible studies and encouraging others in their faith.
“Alexa Hill exemplifies what it means to be a Christian athlete,” Van Hofwegen said. “She shines on the volleyball court and is committed to being the best she possibly can be. She leads by example and wants to be remembered for her work ethic and ability to serve others well.”