LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Franklin College volleyball team was one of a record-breaking 822 teams from around the country to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 academic year.
Now in its 25th year, the AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by the number of schools, players and coaches recognized. Division III led all college divisions with 150 teams receiving the annual award.
For a team to earn the award, teams had to have carried a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 for the 2016-17 academic year. This year's award winners bring the total number of team recipients to over 1,000 with exactly 8.461 AVCA Team Academic Awards handed out over the last quarter-century.
About the AVCA
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 6,400 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.