July 29, 2019
More than fifty percent of the league’s volleyball programs were named recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 season.
K-State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia were the Big 12 volleyball programs honored by the AVCA. Tech was one of 25 programs in the nation to not only earn team academic honors, but also earn Academic Honor Roll distinction.
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 AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-01 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since the award’s inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,126.
Big 12 Volleyball Teams on AVCA Team Academic Award List