Lexington, Ky. – The 2013 edition of Clark University volleyball was just one of 11 NCAA Division III teams from New England who were honored with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award it was announced on Monday by AVCA Executive Director, Kathy DeBoer.
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.
"I am extremely proud of our student-athlete's effort not only on the court but their exceptional work in the classroom," said head coach Mickey Cahoon. "Athletics and academics can go hand-in-hand at a high academic institution like Clark and this is a prime example of it working."
All 12 members of the Clark squad carried a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher giving the Cougars a cumulative GPA of 3.47.
The Scarlet and White had their most wins in a season in more than a decade (14) and advanced to the conference tournament for the first time since 2010.
Clark, which will return ten of its 12 letterwinners from a season ago, opens its 2014 season with four matches over two days at the Salisbury University Opener in Salisbury, Md. On August 29 and August 30.