LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2016) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced Monday that ETSU was one of 762 teams that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2015-2016 season. It marks the seventh consecutive season that the Bucs earned this accolade.
Collectively ETSU boasted a 3.349 GPA in 2015-16 with five players earning spots on the SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference Team.
"Congratulations to the coaches and institutions that won the 2016 AVCA Team Academic Award,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "It is no accident that a volleyball coaches association recognizes academic excellence as a team, rather than an individual, achievement. Players influence each other, both in execution on the court and discipline in the classroom.”
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.
The AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but two, while amassing a 477 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 764.
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