Every year, the Pac-12 awards one player from each of the sports that they sponsor the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. This award is to reward a player who has not only proved to be a standout in the sport that they play but also academically. This year, Tami Alade was awarded the 2018 Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Award. This is a great honor and one that has been well-earned by Tami Alade. Last year she was the honorable mention for this award.
To be eligible for this prestigious honor, student-athletes must be a senior (as far as their athletic eligibility) who is on the track to receive a degree. They also need to have at least a grade point average of 3.0. A winner must participate in a minimum of 50% of the scheduled matches and have played at a college for at least 1 year. The Pac-12 institutions are able to nominate 1 individual for each sport, then the staff members of the Pac-12 select the winners.
Tami Alade Was Named All-Pac-12
Tami Alade comes from Sherwood Park, Albert, Canada. She attends Stanford, where she is a human biology major who boasts a 3.56 grade point average. Alade was named All-Pac-12 after she helped her team to a 20-0 mark, claiming the team’s second consecutive straight Pac-12 title. The team also got the #1 seed overall in the NCAA Tournament. Tami Alade leads the country with her 1.79 blocks average as well as ranking 9th in the nation with her .404 hitting percentage. That .404 hitting percentage is at the top of the Pac-12. Earlier this year, she was named to the AVCA’s All-Pacific North Team. Alade, who is a middle blocker, was both a AVCA and the VolleyballMag.com All-American Honorable Mention after she helped her team to the national semifinals. She was also the co-winner of Stanford’s Athletics’ Arthur F. Dauer Memorial Sports Performance Award.
Tami Alade Puts That Same Level Of Commit Into Her Academics
This student-athlete has a strong commitment to excellence with her strong work ethic on the volleyball court, but she also puts that same level of commit into her academics. Alade’s goal is to pursue a career in medicine, with a focus on working with children. Tami Alade has worked with the Stanford Immersion in Medicine, where she shadowed Dr. Ronald Cohen. Dr. Cohen gave Alade a close look at the NICU, giving her an amazing opportunity to gain clinic experience. While Alade shadowed Dr. Cohen, she could learn how to properly interact with the patients and the parents as a doctor would. Her academic accomplishments are just as noteworthy as her volleyball achievements.
A big congratulations to Tami Alade for this accomplishment.
She has worked very hard, striving for excellence in her academics and within her sport. Her strong work ethic in everything that she does is why she was the 2018 Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.