The University of Texas at Dallas Athletics

07/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/23/2019 10:24

Volleyball Collects AVCA Academic Honor For 5th Straight Season

RICHARDSON, TX (07.23.19) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced this week that the UT Dallas volleyball team is among 1,126 teams that have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 season. This number breaks the previous year's total of 977 to set an all-time high.


This is the fifth straight year that the Comets have earned this award.

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. UTD was one of 175 school NCAA Division III schools honored.

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 1,125.