Lexington, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recently recognized the 2012-13 Saint Xavier University women's volleyball team for its excellence in the classroom with a 2013 AVCA Team Academic Award. To achieve this distinguished honor, the Cougars had to achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative team grade-point average (GPA) during the 2012-13 academic year. SXU earned a cumulative GPA last season of 3.511 on a 4.0 scale.
"We had a very hard working group of young ladies last year and they were focused just as hard on their studies as they were on success on the court," said Saint Xavier University volleyball coach Bob Heersema. "This is a special type of award, because it showcases the tremendous balance that our team had in order to excel in both areas. We also had great senior leadership last year and many of those seniors have already translated their academic successes into promising careers."
Founded in 1981, the American Volleyball Coaches Association seeks to advance the sport of volleyball and its coaches. The AVCA based out of Lexington, Ky., has over 6,200 members and works to serve volleyball coaches in high schools and colleges across the nation.