Panther Volleyball Lauded by AVCA for Classroom Work

Panther Volleyball Lauded by AVCA for Classroom Work


The Middlebury volleyball team continued its run of excellence in the classroom by earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. The Panthers posted a team grade point average of 3.66 in 2016-17, placing them in the top-25 spots among the 150 Division III schools recognized. In total, a record-high 822 collegiate and high school teams were recognized for their hard work in the award's 25th year of existence.

The award, which was initiated during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

A total of 11 Panthers in their respective second-year or higher earned NESCAC All-Academic honors last fall, awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40.

On the court, Middlebury opens the 2017 campaign with four matches over two days at the Union Invitational in New York on September 8 and 9.