Barton’s Aleksa Brkovic named the league’s men’s volleyball scholar-athlete of the year

Barton senior Aleksa Brkovic has been named the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton senior Aleksa Brkovic has been named the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Photo by Matt Proseus

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Barton College's Aleksa Brkovic has been named the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Brkovic, a senior libero from Belgrade, SERBIA, was named the 2019 league defensive player of the year and earned all-conference accolades for the third time this spring after leading the Conference Carolinas in digs (273) in addition to 76 assists this season.  Brkovic was also named the Off the Block National Libero of the Week on Tuesday, April 2.

In the classroom, Brkovic had a 3.91 grade point average while majoring in mathematics and business administration and graduated earlier this month.  Brkovic also won the league's Elite 23 Award and is an academic all-conference honoree.

Brkovic led the Bulldogs to their best season in school history as Barton finished 25-5 on the year – 14-2 in league play – and won both the Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championships and hosted an NCAA Division II Playoff game for the first time in school history.

The award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each conference sport for recognition of their outstanding both on the field and in the classroom.  The award is voted on by the Student-Athlete Affairs Committee.