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Davidson Volleyball Honored with USMC/AVCA’s Team Academic Award

by | Jul 18, 2022

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Marine Corps, in collaboration with the American Volleyball Coaches Association, announced Monday that the Davidson volleyball program has earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the seventh consecutive year.

The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale. Over 1,200 collegiate and high school teams earned the award this season, including 334 NCAA Division I programs.

“This is a reflection of the amazing effort and culture our women commit to every year,” said Head Coach Chris Willis. “Academics are not only a priority, they’re also very difficult at Davidson. When people commit to doing the difficult, great moments arise.”

As a team the Wildcats earned a 3.566 cumulative GPA for the 2021-22 academic year, while 14 individual ‘Cats were named to the Atlantic 10’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll earlier this summer.

Davidson will officially open up the 2022 season on Friday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. when the Wildcats take on Coastal Carolina at the UNC Wilmington Invitational.

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