Volleyball Honored With Academic Team Award
July 20, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Oregon State volleyball team has been honored with the prestigious American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Team Award on Friday.
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.
A total of 533 teams were honored this year, spanning through all three NCAA levels of play, NAIA, junior colleges and high school. Of those 533, 102 come from the NCAA Division-I level, which amounts to less than 20 percent.
The honor is the fourth for the Beavers. Oregon State was recognized in 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2010-11.
On top of maintaining a minimum 3.30 GPA throughout the academic years, coaches of the respective teams honored must also describe their academic philosophies.
Oregon State is one of six teams from the Pac-12 to be honored, joining California, Stanford, Oregon, Utah and Arizona State.
The Beavers open their season unofficially Aug. 18 with the Orange and Black Scrimmage at Gill Coliseum. Less than a week later, on Aug. 24, Oregon State will take on Oakland in Manhattan, Kan., as part of the Kansas State Tournament.
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