Georgetown Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Emily Gisolfi

Aug. 5, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University volleyball team was one of a record 676 schools to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 season. The 676 schools recognized breaks the previous year's total of 623 and sets a new all-time high for this award. 

The award, which was initiated during 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 on a 5.0 scale.

Georgetown posted a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.508 under the direction of Head Coach Arlisa Williams. It is the fourth-consecutive year the Hoyas have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award, and fifth time under Williams.

"To earn this recognition for a fourth-straight year is a true testament to the hard work and dedication that our student-athletes put toward their academics," Williams said. "I am extremely proud that our student-athletes understand the commitment that needs to be made to excel in the classroom, on the court and in our community."

On Monday, the volleyball team earned a 2013-14 BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Award, given to the team with the highest collective grade-point average in each conference sport, for the second-consecutive year. The squad also had 13 student-athletes named to last week’s BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

The Hoyas open the 2014 season on the evening of Friday, Aug. 29 at American University as part of the D.C. Challenge. The Blue & Gray will also take on George Mason and Howard, with both matches being played at George Mason, on Saturday, Aug. 30.


 

 

More Headlines
Hoyas Fall to Visiting Marquette Georgetown University’s volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-16) ... Hoyas Edged by DePaul in Five-Set Thriller Georgetown University’s volleyball team dropped a hard-fought 3-2 (15-2... Volleyball Welcomes DePaul, Marquette to Hilltop Georgetown University’s volleyball team wraps up the opening half of... Volleyball Drops BIG EAST Match at St. John’s Georgetown University’s volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-15) ...
Shop Now
Auctions

#HoyaSaxa

widget powered by zoomph

Schedules

October 21
7:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
October 27
7:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
October 29
2:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
November 3
6:00 PM
St. Johns
McDonough Arena
November 4
6:00 PM
Seton Hall
McDonough Arena
November 10
6:00 PM
Marquette
Milwuakee, Wis.
November 12
2:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
November 17
6:00 PM
Providence
McDonough Arena

BEDN
November 18
6:00 PM
Creighton
McDonough Arena