The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Athletic Department is hosting a ceremony and reception to honor SWCC's volleyball team, 2013 regional champions and national championship participants, during the Sat., February 1, 2014, home basketball match-ups featuring the SWCC Spartans vs. Iowa Lakes.

The afternoon kicks off with the women's basketball game at 1 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.  The men's game follows at 3 p.m.  The volleyball recognition ceremony will be held during half-time of the men's game at approximately 3:45 p.m.  The reception will be held immediately following the men's game on the upper level of the SWCC Student Center.

SWCC's volleyball team, under the direction of Head Coach Melissa Blessington, ended their season with a record of 9-2 in the conference and 37-10 overall.  The Spartans ended up fifth at the 2013 NJCAA DII Volleyball National Championships in Perrysburg, OH, defeating Grand Rapids in three straight in their final game on Sat., November 23.  Blessington was named as the region's Coach of the Year.