Women’s volleyball earns Marine Corps and AVCA Team Academic Award
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) have recently announced the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award winners for the 2020-2021 season.
Salve Regina women’s volleyball team was among the 1,281 collegiate and high school teams to earn this honor. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale.
“This award is a huge accomplishment for our student-athletes,” said Sebastian Noordzy, Salve Regina’s women’s volleyball head coach. “As we know, 2020-21 was a very tough year, but despite all the adversity our student-athletes were facing, they were still able to achieve excellence in academics, posting a 3.561 total team GPA.”
Kathy DeBoer, AVCA’s executive director, echoed these thoughts in her press release announcing the awards.
“Even though teams might not have played during their usual season or may not have competed at all during the past year, coaches still found ways to lead their players to academic excellence,” DeBoer said. “This is a testament to the important role volleyball coaches play in their players success both on and off the court.”
For the complete list of recipients and more information from the AVCA on this award, click here.
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