WVU earns AVCA Team Academic Award

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For the fifth straight year, the West Virginia University volleyball team was named as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2020-21 season.

The Mountaineers were one of 243 Division I programs honored, with 1,275 high school and collegiate teams earning the accolade.

Women’s collegiate teams were well represented; over 50% of the membership in all three NCAA divisions won the award, including a new record of 243 DI programs.

Several individuals have accrued academic awards for WVU this season. Nine Mountaineers earned a spot on the 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Teams, including eight first-team members. Lindsay Proctor and Zerwas earned their awards with a 4.0 grade point averages.

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 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

The AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored.  

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