Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award For Fourth Straight Year

HAMDEN, Conn. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team has earned the 2009-10 AVCA Team Academic Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award honors all NCAA men's and women's volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. The Bobcats volleyball team finished with a 3.34 GPA to become one of 94 NCAA Division I programs to earn the award.

"Our athletes take great pride in their commitment to their studies as much as their commitment to volleyball," said Head Coach Robin Sparks. "I don't believe you can expect excellence in only one part of your life; it must be a full-time job. Consequently, I am very proud of our team for its dedication to being complete student-athletes."