LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2010) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that the ETSU volleyball team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for 2010. ETSU was one of just 94 Division I institutions recognized for the award.
"I am extremely proud that we have received the AVCA Team Academic Award," said ETSU volleyball coach Lindsey Devine. "Bob Baker, the Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services, and his staff have really supported our team in setting high expectations for every player. The ability to succeed in the classroom, while meeting the demands of being a Division 1 volleyball player is difficult but this team met this challenge and has excelled."
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year 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.
This past season, 11 ETSU volleyball players were named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic team which comprised of 85 percent of the team.
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by IMG Associations, a division of IMG, the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment and media company. The mission of the AVCA is to develop and grow the sport of volleyball; with a membership of over 5,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and developing the sport.
Members are comprised of national and international coaches, collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as club directors. Other members include former players, officials, media members and other friends of volleyball. As a group, the AVCA is committed to the development, growth, advancement and publicity of volleyball throughout the world. Further information is available at www.avca.org.