Volleyball with Seventh-Straight AVCA Academic Honors
the seventh year in a row, the American Volleyball Coaches Association
announced today Lynn University’s volleyball team as one of a record 534 teams
to earn AVCA Team Academic honors for the 2011-12 season.
The volleyball program tallied a GPA of3.53, only trailing women’s golf for the highest team GPA of all 11 Fighting Knights teams for the 2011-12 academic year. Additionally, three players tallied a 3.8 GPA or better while Mandy McIntosh posted a perfect 4.0.
On the court, the Blue and White ran out a brand new starting six and totaled a 14-17 record and a sixth place finish in Sunshine State Conference play for the 2011 season.
Rollins, Barry and Florida Southern represented the only
other SSC schools to receive the award.
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.
"Many coaches tell us they take more pride in and hear more positive feedback about winning the AVCA Team Academic Award than anything else they do all year," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "While it is undeniable that the sport we coach is zero-sum on the scoreboard, it is a tool for empowerment on other fronts. The 533 coaches whose teams won this academic award understand the value of both playing to win and winning through play. A well-deserved congratulations to each team and coach!"
The volleyball team is set to start their season on Friday, September 1, in the 5th Annual Sharks Volleyball Classic at 11 a.m. against Texas A&M International in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.