LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 25, 2017) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Monday that ETSU was one of 822 teams that have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 season. This number has set an all-time record for the AVCA.
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 a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or higher. The Bucs had a 3.44 cumulative GPA for the 2016-17 academic year.
Under the leadership of head coach Lindsey Devine, the Buccaneers have been honored with this award for the eighth consecutive year. “Winning this award is the result of our players valuing their opportunities in the classroom. They strive for excellence every day,” stated Devine.
The NCAA Division I level honored 145 programs, three of which are Southern Conference opponents; Chattanooga, Western Carolina, and Wofford. The AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its 25th year, is the single largest award offered by schools, players, and coaches.
Over 1,000 different schools have earned the award in the program’s 25-year history, with exactly 8,461 awards that have been given out in total.
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