3 #AEVB Teams Honored by AVCA for Academics
Three America East volleyball teams, University of Hartford, University of New Hampshire and Stony Brook University, earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Awards for the 2013-14 academic year.
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 has become one of the AVCA's fastest growing awards programs, seeing an impressive surge in teams honored over the past several years. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but one, while amassing an overall 500% 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 684.
NCAA Division I recorded their highest-ever total number of recipients, honoring 136 programs.