Elon Phoenix Volleyball Honored for Academic Excellence

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on July 29 that the Elon volleyball team has been awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season. The Phoenix is one of 147 Division I programs to receive the honor for the previous school year.

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.

The AVCA Team Academic Award has become one of the AVCA’s fastest growing awards programs, seeing an impressive surge in teams honored over the past several years. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but one, while amassing a 476 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award’s inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 754.

Elon begins its 2015 campaign on Friday, Aug. 28, against Washington State at 7 p.m. in a tournament in Radford, Va.