Women’s Volleyball Team Receive Team Academic Award from American Volleyball Coaches Association
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Calvin women’s volleyball team has achieved success on the court. Now the Knights are being recognized for their success in the classroom.
For the second straight year, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. 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.
During the 2010-11 academic year, the Calvin volleyball team achieved a cumulative team grade point average of 3.451.
Led by head coach Amber Warners, the Knights captured their first-ever national title, finishing the 2010 season with an overall record of 32-4 that included a share of the MIAA regular season title. Of the 17 players on the Calvin women’s volleyball varsity roster last fall, nine received MIAA Academic Honor Roll distinction for achieving a 3.50 grade point average or above during the 2010-11 academic year.
Calvin is one of 90 schools at the NCAA III level to receive the AVCA Team Academic Award which makes up approximately 23 percent of the NCAA III membership that participates in women’s volleyball.