Contreras named to 2013 EIVA Hall of Fame class

March 07, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Former Nittany Lion Ivan Contreras is one of three honorees selected to the second-ever Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Hall of Fame class.

Joining Contreras are former Princeton head coach Glen Nelson and former George Mason head coach Wayne Stalick. The trio will be recognized at the EIVA Championship match on April 27 at the site of the top seed in the tournament.

Contreras helped the Penn State men's volleyball team to its first national title in 1992. A four-time All-American, he was the first non-California player ever to be named the AVCA National Player of the Year, an honor he earned in 1997. That same year, Contreras was selected the inaugural EIVA Player of the Year and was a four-time First Team All-EIVA pick.

Contreras owns the Penn State career record for kills with 2,089, and is also in the top 10 in several other statistical categories. He also excelled off the court as a three-time GTE Academic All-American. Following his collegiate career, Contreras played professionally in Puerto Rico, Turkey, Belgium and Switzerland.

EIVA is in its 41st year as the leading men's volleyball conference in the east.

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Last Updated March 07, 2013