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Oregon volleyball official receives national award

OregonLive.com logo OregonLive.com 5/12/2020 By JD Humburg, oregonlive.com

The following is a news release from the Oregon Athletic Officials Association (OAOA):

The Oregon Athletic Officials Association is pleased to announce Alicia Provost of the Greater Portland Volleyball Officials Association (GPVOA) has been selected to receive the 2019 NFHS Officials Association Section Eight Distinguished Active Official Award.

The recipient of this award must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and moral character and carry the endorsement of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA).

Provost is an active official who has officiated NFHS volleyball for 23 years. During that time, she has given back as a vice president and trainer for the GPVOA for more than 10 years and has traveled statewide training officials as part of the Volleyball Sports Specific Committee.

Provost has been selected by coaches and officials to represent the GPVOA at 12 OSAA state volleyball championships and has been selected to officiate a championship match in all 12 of those tournaments. In 2007-08 she was named the OAOA Volleyball Official of the Year.

K.T. Emerson, OSAA Assistant Executive Director who oversees volleyball, stated, “Alicia’s leadership, professionalism and collaborative nature are just a few of the traits that make her a phenomenal official. We are grateful to Alicia for all of her work in the high school volleyball community in Oregon.”

Between stints as an OSAA official she has coached high school volleyball at Wilson High School for 20 years, coached basketball for three years, and coached softball for 21 years. Provost also has been a USAV official since 1983 and a collegiate official since 2004.

Section Eight is made up of officials from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Provost is the second Oregon official to receive this prestigious award. She joins Bob Hilsenteger, a longtime football and basketball official from Portland, to be so honored.

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