Volleyball Lauded by AVCA for Efforts in the Classroom

Volleyball Lauded by AVCA for Efforts in the Classroom

COMPLETE AVCA RELEASE

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 3.46 during 2018-19, marking the 14th-consecutive year (2006-19) that the program has been recognized for its academic achievements. In total, a record-high 1,125 collegiate and high school teams were honored for their hard work in the award's 27th year of existence.

The award, which was initiated during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school 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.

Seven Panthers in their respective second years or higher earned NESCAC All-Academic honors last fall. The honor is 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 3.50.

On the court, Middlebury opens the 2019 campaign with two matches on September 7 at the Union Tri-Match against Manhattanville and the host Dutchwomen.