Women’s Volleyball Receives NEWVA Academic Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women's volleyball program was one of 14 teams to earn the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Academic Team Award. The Engineers collected their third consecutive honor as they attained a minimum grade point average of 4.2 on a 5.0 scale during the fall semester.

Also making the cut was Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Husson University, Middlebury College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, Springfield College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Western New England University, Westfield State University, and Williams College.

The NEWVA Academic Team Award was introduced in 2008 to recognize the hard work and dedication of the teams' student-athletes off the court and in the classroom. Twenty-seven percent of all member programs qualified for the prestigious award marking the largest field since the award's inception.

Established nearly 25 years ago, NEWVA is open to all collegiate institutions in New England sponsoring Division III women's volleyball. The 2012 membership was comprised of 56 coaches from nine conferences. For all the latest news, visit www.newvad3.com.