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Buffaloes Earn AVCA Team Academic Honor

Jul 19, 2021

BOULDER—The Colorado Volleyball team earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic award for the 2020-21 season for the second time in the program's 28-year existence, successfully maintaining above a 3.30-grade point average for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, the United States Marine Corps and American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Monday. 

The volleyball team earned a 3.30-grade point average over the course of the academic year and 14 players who saw action on the court maintained a 3.0 GPA and seven players earned above a 3.5 GPA.  Both Morgan Riddle and Sterling Parker earned 4.0 semesters in the fall.  

The award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year and honors teams who achieve above a 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale.  In all, a total of 1,275 teams were honored at the high school and collegiate level.

This is the second time the Buffs have achieved the honor and it's the fifth time that coach Jesse Mahoney has coached a team who has won the honor, including his final three teams at the University of Denver (2013-15) and the only two honors in CU history.