KSU volleyball earns 4th straight AVCA academic award

By The Mercury

The Kansas State volleyball team has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the fourth straight year as the Wildcats were tabbed for the honor for the 2013-14 season.

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 GPA on a 5.0 scale.

“We have, and continue to be very proud of the academic achievements of our student-athletes and our program as a whole,” K-State head coach Suzie Fritz said. The responsibility to be successful both on the court and in the classroom is part of the culture of our team. I believe this award says a lot about our players in that they take their responsibilities as “student-athletes” very seriously. The commitment that they have made to both their athletic and academic goals is commendable.”

K-State has received the AVCA Team Academic Award 11 times under Fritz and 12 times total in program history.

K-State opens its 2014 schedule with the two-day Green Bay Country Inn & Suites Tournament in Green Bay, Wisc., Aug. 29-30. The following weekend, the Wildcats kick off their home schedule with the K-State Invitational, held in Bramlage Coliseum, from Sept. 4-6.

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