The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has presented its Team Academic Award for the 2008-2009 season to the Hope Flying Dutch.

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.

With a cumulative 3.429 cumulative GPA, the Flying Dutch are among 77 NCAA Division III teams being honored.

Coach by Becky Schmidt, the MIAA champion Flying Dutch were also presented the Team GPA Award by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).