UTEP Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award
Last Updated on August 03, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Originally published August 03, 2018
By UTEP Athletics staff
The University of Texas at El Paso volleyball team has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award a second consecutive season, the organization, which is based in Lexington, Kentucky, announced recently.
The AVCA Team Academic Award honors those teams that display excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.3 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
The award was first given in the 1992-1993 academic year. Since its inception, the amount of recipients has grown exponentially. During the past decade there has been a 622-team increase to its current total of 976 award winners.
UTEP volleyball is one of 164 Division I award recipients for the 2017-2018 season. The team grade point average this past season was an incredible 3.52. Twelve Miners were named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Leading the way were second-team All-Conference USA outside hitter Macey Austin and junior Briana Arellano, who were awarded the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.