NEWARK, Del. - - The Wilmington University women's volleyball team returned to the list of honorees that were recently recognized with Team Academic Awards from the America Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the 2018-19 academic year, as announced by the national coaches organization.
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.
Overall, 141 NCAA Division II programs earned the Team Academic Award, all a part of a record breaking 1,125 programs spanning all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA, two-year college, NCCAA, collegiate men, high school girls and boys, and collegiate beach volleyball teams.
The Wildcats are among five programs from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to earn the award, joining Chestnut Hill, Georgian Court, Goldey-Beacom, and Holy Family.
The 2019 squad begins practice in August with their first completion slated for Saturday, September 7.