A four-year starter and captain during the past two years, Pelletier guided the men's volleyball team to four-straight appearances in the national championship, which resulted in three titles. The scholarship is a one-time grant of $7,500, which he will use to help finance his graduate work.
The NCAA awards up 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate competition.
Pelletier adds this award to a long list of of accolades during his time at Springfield College. In addition to earning AVCA All-America honors this season, Pelletier was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship, was featured on Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd”, and most recently, represented Team USA in the World University Games in Russia.
The Burnt Hills, N.Y. native led the Pride with 331 kills, averaging 3.18 per set, and ranked third on the team in aces (31), digs (145), and blocks (74). In addition, he finished his career with 1,077 kills, which is eighth-most in program history.