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Bulldog Volleyball Claims USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

UMW Sports Press Release

The United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches

Association announced today that 1,333 collegiate and high school volleyball teams have earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award this season. The Montana Western Volleyball team has earned this honor for the fifth time in program history.

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 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.”

About the United States Marine Corps

Our long-standing partner, the United States Marine Corps, extends its support to AVCA's

administrators and coaches. Just as you make every effort to help your student-athletes succeed, the Marine Corps strives to help every Marine reach their potential. Whether engaging local Marines to work with your athletes or recognizing and referring high-achieving students, your support as an influencer ensures the success of our youth and the future of our nation. For more information about the Marine Influencer Program please visit us at

About the AVCA

The AVCA, an educationally based nonprofit headquartered in Lexington, KY, is the largest and most diverse volleyball coaches' association in the world. With a broad mandate to develop the sport, the AVCA provides leadership, recognition, advocacy, and professional development opportunities to over 8,200 volleyball coaches. Members include college, high school, club, and youth coaches, and well as a wide variety of product and service providers. Further information is available at

Click HERE to view the full Team Academic Award winners.

Click HERE to view the Team Academic Honor Roll winners.

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