LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 season as announced by the organization Monday.
The Golden Eagles picked up the award for the fifth time over the last six years as a record 1,125 teams received the recognition this year breaking the previous year's total of 977.
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 2000-2001 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.
2018-19 BREAKDOWN BY CLASSIFICATION
Division Number of recipients
NCAA Division I Women 189
NCAA Division II Women 141
NCAA Division III Women 175
NAIA Women 51
Two-Year College 21
Collegiate Men 19
High School Girls 444 (5 sand)
High School Boys 43
Collegiate Beach 41
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