LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Southern New Hampshire University women's volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award recently.
The Penmen, whose 3.670 grade-point average was tops amongst SNHU's 19 teams this season, capture the AVCA distinction for the first time in the 25-year history of the award. They are one of 834 NCAA, NAIA, two-year college, NCCAA and beach men's and women's, as well as boys and girls high school teams, including 119 NCAA Division II squads, to receive the recognition.
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.
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