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Volleyball Repeats As AVCA Team Academic Award Recipient

The Hope College volleyball team has claimed the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2016 season.

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. 

It is the ninth consecutive season coach Becky Schmidt’s Flying Dutch have earned the national distinction. 

“We are very proud of our student-athletes for the commitment that they make to their academic success,” Schmidt said. “While the quality of their education is not solely defined by a number, we are grateful that the AVCA recognizes this success. We are proud of how our student-athletes are maximizing the educational and experiential opportunities at Hope.” 

A record 822 college and high school volleyball teams were named AVCA Team Academic Award winners.