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Storm tally AVCA Team Academic Award

Storm tally AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Simpson volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 11th straight season, the AVCA announced Monday.

The Storm tallied a team GPA of 3.50 during the 2018-19 campaign en route to the 13th AVCA Team Academic Award in program history.

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 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

2018-19 AVCA Team Academic Award Recipients

Simpson was one of 175 teams from Division III and 1,125 across high school and all divisions to receive the award, breaking the previous record of 977 that was set a year ago.

The Storm will begin their 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 30 at the Illinois College Invite in Jacksonville, Ill.

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