2021 Meritorious Service Award Winners

2021 Meritorious Service Award Winners

Each year, USA Volleyball presents Meritorious Service Awards to individuals and/or groups that provide outstanding contributions to the sport of volleyball across the country. Each Region is allowed to nominate and select up to five individuals or groups for this recognition each year. The Carolina Region is pleased to announce the following individuals as recipients of 2021 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Awards. All award recipients will be recognized at the  USA Volleyball website as well. A listing of all previous winners of Carolina Region Meritorious Service Awards can be found here.


Krista McGivern

Krista McGivern – Krista was elected Treasurer for the Carolina Region Board of Directors in the 2019 season and served in that capacity through the 2021 season.  She currently serves the Board of Directors as an At-Large Rep.  Krista is an Assistant Club Director and Coach for North Carolina Volleyball Academy in Durham.  She has served on multiple Boards in the past as part of her Athletic Administration background including as a Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources.  She currently is an Administrator in the Wake County Public School System.

Tina Readling

Tina Readling – Tina has been a player, coach, assistant club director, and tournament director during the course of her service to to the Carolina Region and sport.  Tina began her service as Women's Player Representative on the Board of Directors for the 2012/2013 season.  She served as Player Rep through the 2019 season.  She became Secretary of the Board in 2020 and served through the 2021 season.  She currently serves as an At-Large Rep on the Board.  Tina is an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Elon University.

The Carolina Region would like to thank each of these individuals for their continued support of volleyball in North Carolina! Without people like these, the Carolina Region would not be where it is today. If you have a chance to meet these honorees or any previous year’s winners, please thank them for their many contributions!

If you would like to nominate someone for a 2022 Meritorious Service Award, please contact the Region Office. Any person or group that works to promote volleyball in North Carolina in some way is eligible.