VOLLEYBALL EARNED AVCA TEAM ACADEMIC HONORS FOR 2016-17 YEAR

July 24, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– It was announced on Monday, July 24 that the Providence College Volleyball team earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award honors for the second year in a row. Providence was one of six BIG EAST volleyball teams to earn team academic honors.

A total of 145 Division I teams earned the award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year and 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, celebrating its 25th year, 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 532 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 822.

For a full list of the AVCA 2016-17 Team Academic Award Recipients click here.

About AVCA
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 6,400 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.


 

 

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