JONESBORO, AR (A-STATE) – Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin issued an official proclamation at Tuesday night's City Council meeting recognizing the Arkansas State volleyball squad for its accomplishments during the 2015 season, which included the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1999.
The proclamation states that the week of Jan. 17-23, 2016 is A-State Women's Volleyball Week in the City of Jonesboro.
A-State head coach David Rehr, along with the rest of the team, were on hand to accept the award from Mayor Perrin and thanked the mayor along with the entire city of Jonesboro for all of their support this season as the fans were instrumental in helping the Red Wolves to a perfect 8-0 record at the Convocation Center, including a record crowd of 2,517 against Appalachian State in the regular-season finale.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by Mayor Perrin and the City of Jonesboro for our accomplishments this season," Rehr said. "The city really came out and supported us this year. We know it will continue in the future and we will strive to keep putting an excellent product on the floor for the community to come out and watch."
Arkansas State enjoyed a record season with a 28-2 record with a .933 winning percentage, which is the second best in school history. A-State went 16-0 in Sun Belt Conference play to clinch its first outright conference championship since the 1998 season and its first undefeated run through league play since the 1996 season.
A-State went on to win three matches in the SBC Tournament, including a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over App State in the championship match, to win its first Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship since 1999. The win over Mountaineers also clinched the team's trip to the NCAA Tournament with the Red Wolves traveling to Seattle, Wash., to face Michigan State.