Aly Matern of Avon and last year's Circle City 15 Black team member has been recognized as an AAU Academic All American for 2013. This is the first year the AAU is awarding this honor. In their announcement they said: "The AAU Volleyball National Executive Committee is proud to announce 60 student-athletes from across the country have been selected to receive the inaugural AAU Academic All American Award. Created in 2013 by the AAU Volleyball National Executive Committee, the award recognizes athletes of the AAU Volleyball program for their excellence in academics as well as athletics. All recipients participated in the 40th AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships and were selected from nominations received during the event."