Lexington, Ky. (July 22) - For the 11th time in program history and four the fourth consecutive season, the MIT men's volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.
The AVCA Team Academic 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.
MIT was one of 19 collegiate men's programs and one of 1,125 total programs (Division I, II, III, NAIA, Two Year, USCAA, High School and collegiate beach) from across the country at all levels to earn the Team Academic Award this spring. The Engineers represented Division III men's volleyball as one of eight programs to earn the award as Carthage, Dominican (Ill.), Greenville, Juniata, Kean, Stevens and Vassar were also all honored.
MIT wrapped up its 2019 season with an overall record of 23-9 and a mark of 5-4 in UVC play. With 23 wins this year, the Engineers registered their 15h straight season in program history with at least 20 victories. Additionally, MIT tallied three wins over nationally-ranked opponents including No. 11 Endicott, which reached the NCAA Quarterfinals, No. 14 Vassar and No. 14 Dominican (Ill.) under second-year head coach Todd Elwell.
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