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#ORUVB Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

#ORUVB Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

Full List of Recipients


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.



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 

NCCAA                                                      1

Collegiate Men                                          19 

High School Girls                                     444 (5 sand) 

High School Boys                                      43 

Collegiate Beach                                       41


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