July 13, 2023 Article from GOBLUERAIDERS.COM


Middle Tennessee Earns Sixth Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Middle Tennessee women's volleyball team is one of over 1,300 collegiate and high school teams nationally that have earned the United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2022-23 season. The award, initiated in the 1992–93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale.

The Blue Raiders posted a 3.511 across 2022-23 to secure their sixth straight AVCA Team Academic Award.

"The commitment our coaches make to help their student-athletes pursue the best versions of themselves is evident in the academic accomplishments highlighted today." said AVCA CEO Jaime Gordon. "Achievement on the court has always been closely tied to success in the classroom which is reflected by the number of championship programs honored."

The Blue Raiders will host to Evansville for an exhibition match on Friday, August 18 at 3 p.m. before opening the season in Clemson, S.C. for the Big Orange Bash.