LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Georgia College Volleyball program and head coach Gretchen Krumdieck pulled in their third-straight American Volleyball Coaches (AVCA) Team Academic Award, the organization announced Monday.
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.
Georgia College was one of two teams from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) on the list, joining the University of Montevallo.
The Bobcats posted a 3.42 GPA for 2016-17, well over the minimum requirement. The AVCA broke a record set last year with over 822 recipients of this honor, including 119 in Division II Women's Volleyball.
"2016-17 was such a huge year for us in the classroom and on the court," said Krumdieck. "All of the accolades this team has received this past year are phenomenal and I am so proud of this award. I'm so grateful to the AVCA for recognizing programs that achieve their high academic standards. This is award is something the team strives for each year."
The Bobcats are just over a month away from the 2017 season, starting in early September. The coaching staff is putting the finishing touches on the schedule, which will be released at GCBobcats.com.
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