LOUISVILLE, KY – Georgia College and the University of Montevallo were among the 118 NCAA Division II programs honored with a Team Academic Award presented by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Georgia College earns the award for the third straight year while Montevallo receives the honor for the ninth consecutive season.
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.
The Bobcats posted a 3.42 GPA for 2016-17, well over the minimum requirement. The AVCA broke a record set last year with over 822 recipients of this honor.
"2016-17 was such a huge year for us in the classroom and on the court," said Krumdieck. "All of the accolades this team has received this past year are phenomenal and I am so proud of this award. I'm so grateful to the AVCA for recognizing programs that achieve their high academic standards. This is award is something the team strives for each year."
The AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its 25th year, is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but two, while amassing a 532 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 822.