Marquette Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Teal Schnurr is one of MU's returning players to post above a 3.0 GPA last year
Aug. 5, 2015

Complete AVCA Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that the Marquette University women's volleyball program has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season.

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.

"A hearty congratulations to all the volleyball coaches whose teams won the AVCA Team Academic Award," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "Teams do not succeed in the classroom by accident any more so than they do on the court. The same coach who taught them volleyball skills cared enough about their academic achievement to gather their grades, calculate their GPA, and submit a nomination on their behalf. In doing so, these coaches sent a clear message that classroom success is just as important as volleyball success. All involved should celebrate this award!"

The Golden Eagles combined for a 3.34 GPA during the 2014-15 academic year to earn the team award for the third straight season. Seven returning student-athletes earned the 2014-15 BIG EAST All-Academic Team award for posting a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Marquette will open play on Friday, Aug. 30 against North Dakota in the Iowa State Challenge in Ames, Iowa.




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