Eleven NACC Volleyball Programs Earn USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

AVCA Team Academic Award
AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Eleven Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) volleyball programs - nine women's and two men's - are among the more than 1,200 collegiate and high school programs to have earned the 2021-22 Team Academic Award from the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The award, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this 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.

"Academic achievement does not happen by accident," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "I'm so proud of the hundreds of coaching staffs that make excellence in the classroom a priority."

 

Women's programs from Aurora University, Benedictine University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Dominican University, Edgewood College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Lakeland University, St. Norbert College, and Wisconsin Lutheran College were recognized, as were the men's programs from Aurora and Dominican. Additionally, the WLC women's program was named to the Team Academic Honor Roll for landing in the top 20 percent of team GPAs amongst NCAA Division III women's programs.

All-Time NACC AVCA Team Academic Award Recipients

WOMEN
* Aurora (8 overall/7 straight) - 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
* Benedictine (2) - 2020, 2022
Concordia Chicago (2) - 2011, 2019
* Concordia Wisconsin (17/8) - 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
* Dominican (14/13) - 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
* Edgewood (14/12) - 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
* Illinois Tech (1) - 2022
* Lakeland (14/6) - 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
MSOE (2) - 2016, 2017
Rockford (2) - 2019, 2020
* St. Norbert (5/5) - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
* Wisconsin Lutheran (6/5) - 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

MEN
* Aurora (1) - 2022
* Dominican (6) - 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022

* denotes 2022 honoree
BOLD ITALICS denotes Team Academic Honor Roll