(Lexington, Ky.) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 1,126 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 season. This number breaks the previous year's total of 977 to set an all-time high.
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 is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,126.
Dickinson was one of eight Centennial Conference institutions to earn the distinction.
Senior Megan Gombatz (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) and sophomore Jordyn Park (Great Falls, Va./Flint Hill) earned spots on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll. Student-athletes must be a sophomore or higher and have a minimum cumulative grade-point-average of 3.40.