Alma, Mich. - The Alma College volleyball team is one of 25 Division III programs to be named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Honor Roll, it was announced on Monday (July 24). The Scots received the distinction after posting a top-25 grade-point average among all Division III schools this past academic year. It is the fourth consecutive year the team has been recognized by the AVCA as a Team Academic Award winner.
"Alma College Volleyball is committed to academic excellence, with an understanding that playing volleyball is a privilege to be earned in the classroom," said Head Coach Alex Leja. "The young ladies in our program are as dedicated to their studies as they are passionate about their craft, and the balance of the two is what helps our program in being successful."
The AVCA has given out the Team Academic Award since 1992-93. In order to qualify for any award of academic excellence, a team must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30 during the school year. In its 25th year, the AVCA has added the Honor Roll distinction, recognizing the top 25 teams in each collegiate division.
This year, a record 822 teams were recognized with the award, 58 more than the previous high set in 2015-16. One-hundred fifty Division III schools were honored, the most of any NCAA division and second-most of any category behind high school girls.
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