Summary

  • Top 9% tallest setters in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 32% tallest middle hitters in men's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 44% for spending per athlete in men's volleyball in Division III
  • 67% in men's volleyball in Division III for ACT score
  • 63% in men's volleyball in Division III for SAT score

Team Information - Men

Division:
Division III
Conference:
Continental Volleyball Conference
Overall Retention:
60%
In-State Athletes:
69%
Average Height:
6'1"
Setters
Average Height:
6'3"
Average Class Year:
Freshman
Middle Hitters
Average Height:
6'6"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Outside Hitters / Rights
Average Height:
6'2"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Defensive Specialists / Liberos
Average Height:
5'9"
Average Class Year:
Junior

Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.


Work With Us

Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
1,221
Tuition:
$45,550
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
$24,144
Classroom Ratio:
10 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Selectivity:
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
61%
% Students on Campus:
58%
% Students from out of State:
43%
Testing Required:
No
ACT Midpoint:
22
SAT Midpoint:
995
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 4
Business Administration and Management, General 7
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1
Organizational Behavior Studies 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other 3
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 7
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 0
Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Teacher Assistant/Aide 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 6
Writing, General 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 130
History
History, General 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 27
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 11
Sustainability Studies 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 4
Outdoor Education 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 1
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Religion/Religious Studies, Other 1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 0
Psychology
Psychology, General 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 14
Social Sciences
Economics, General 0
Social Sciences, General 5
Sociology 0
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies 1
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies 2
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1
Music, General 2
Photography 6

Summary

  • Top 27% for retention in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 41% tallest outside hitters / rights in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 65% for spending per athlete in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 50% for international students in women's volleyball in Division III
  • 65% in women's volleyball in Division III for ACT score
  • 72% in women's volleyball in Division III for SAT score

Team Information - Women

Division:
Division III
Conference:
Old Dominion Athletic Conf.
Overall Retention:
83%
In-State Athletes:
71%
Average Height:
5'8"
Setters
Average Height:
5'6"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Middle Hitters
Average Height:
5'10"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Outside Hitters / Rights
Average Height:
5'10"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore
Defensive Specialists / Liberos
Average Height:
5'5"
Average Class Year:
Sophomore

Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.


Work With Us

Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
1,221
Tuition:
$45,550
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
$24,144
Classroom Ratio:
10 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Selectivity:
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
61%
% Students on Campus:
58%
% Students from out of State:
43%
Testing Required:
No
ACT Midpoint:
22
SAT Midpoint:
995
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 4
Business Administration and Management, General 7
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1
Organizational Behavior Studies 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other 3
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 7
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 0
Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Teacher Assistant/Aide 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 6
Writing, General 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 130
History
History, General 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 27
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 11
Sustainability Studies 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 4
Outdoor Education 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 1
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Religion/Religious Studies, Other 1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 0
Psychology
Psychology, General 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 14
Social Sciences
Economics, General 0
Social Sciences, General 5
Sociology 0
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies 1
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies 2
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1
Music, General 2
Photography 6

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