Walla Walla Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 7, 2013) –  The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 622 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 season.  This number once again breaks the previous year’s total of 536 and sets a new all-time high for this award. 

The Walla Walla Community College Women’s Volleyball is one of only 16 schools in the 2-Year category to be recognized, placing WWCC in the top 3% in the nation for academic performance. 

Summary of Walla Walla CC Volleyball during the 2-12-13 Academic Year

  • 3.51 Team Grade Point Average
  • All 8 Sophomores Graduated with Transfer Degrees
  • In Addition to Academic Success, WWCC Finished 3rd at NWAACC Championship Tournament

AVCA logoThe 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.

"Excellence doesn’t happen by accident, either on the court or in the classroom," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "It takes consistent preparation, relentless effort, and determined leadership. A full year of academic achievement, by an entire team of individual students, is a remarkable achievement.  What better way to start a new season than with a celebration of an award so emblematic of all that is necessary for sustained success."     

Two-Year College Women
Colby Community College
Northwest College (WY)
Salt Lake Community College
Western Texas College
Western Wyoming Community College
Butler County Community College (KS)
Central Community College
Cowley College
Ellsworth Community College
Fort Scott Community College
Highland Community College (KS)
North Platte Community College
Oakland Community College
Scottsdale Community College
Butler County Community College (Penn)
Clackamas Community College
Walla Walla Community College