Aug. 13, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT joined Vassar College as the only institution to have both its men's and women's volleyball teams qualify for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, this award honors collegiate and high school teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 mark on a 5.0 scale.
The college ranks produced 212 programs that met the requirements, including a record-setting 62 among Division III women's teams. Joining MIT on the list from New England was conference foes Mount Holyoke College and WPI along with Bowdoin College, Maine Maritime Academy, Middlebury College, Roger Williams University, Wesleyan University, and Williams College. On the men's side, which included all three divisions, Stanford University and Vassar made the cut in addition to MIT.
Click here for the complete list of award winners.