LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Ursinus College volleyball team has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for its success in the classroom. Ursinus volleyball earned a Team Academic Award from the AVCA for the second consecutive season. The Bears were recognized last season for the first time in program history.
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.
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 has increased every single year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since its inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,125.
The Bears had four players named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor roll last season, including rising juniors Paige DeAlba, Emily Harris, and Hannah Merges as well as Sydney Gonzalez who graduated in May.