AVCA Team Academic Award
STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford's men's, women's and beach volleyball teams were recognized by the United States Marine Corp (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) today as recipients of the AVCA Team Academic Award.
The women's indoor team boasted a 3.761 team GPA for the 2020-21 academic year. All 13 players carried a 3.40 or higher with three student-athletes turning in a 4.00 or higher. The men registered a 3.717 team GPA as 16 of its 17 student-athletes earned a 3.40 or higher, while the beach team posted a 3.694 with 13 of its 15 student-athletes recording a 3.40 or better.
It marks the seventh consecutive season the women's indoor team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award, and the 15th overall. The women's indoor team is one of eight Pac-12 schools to earn the team award and the only one to achieve honor roll status (top 20 percent team GPA in the nation).
It is also the seventh straight season the beach team has received the AVCA Team Academic Award. The beach squad is one of just four Pac-12 teams to be recognized and joins Arizona as honor roll members (top 20 percent team GPA in the nation).
The men's team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award in back-to-back seasons and for the 10th time in program history. The Cardinal is the only MPSF squad to earn the award in 2020-21 and also achieved honor roll status (top 20 percent team GPA in the nation).
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.
Full list of 2020-21 AVCA Team Academic Award recipients here.