Volleyball - Thu, Aug. 8, 2013
Georgetown College women's volleyball continues to be aces in the classroom. For the third straight season, the Tiger women received American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. AVCA handed out the honor to 622 from NCAA to high school teams. This is up from the record setting 536 schools a season ago.
"It is a testament to Georgetown College and these young ladies when we can be as successful as we are on the court and in the classroom," said GC coach Nick Griffin. "Academic excellence is what we strive for and these young ladies are so focused on how to balance the rigors of athletics with the requirements in the classroom. Not an easy task and it is a blessing to have the complete package when it comes to our student-athletes here at Georgetown."
Of the 622 teams, only 46 were NAIA schools, two of which was a men's team. No other Mid-South Conference team earned the honor and only one in a small handful of teams inside the national coaches' poll.
The award, which started in 1992-93, honors teams that maintain a 3.3 cumulative team grade-point average or higher on a 4.0 scale, or a 4.1 GPA on a 5.0 scale.
"Excellence doesn't happen by accident, either on the court or in the classroom," said AVCA executive director Kathy DeBoer in the organizations release. "It takes consistent preparation, relentless effort, and determined leadership. A full year of academic achievement, by an entire team of individual students, is remarkable. What better way to start a new season than with a celebration of an award so emblematic of all that is necessary for sustained success."
The Tigers are returning to campus in the coming days to start the journey to climb the mountain on the court and in the classroom once again.