Lexington, KY – The Beloit College Volleyball team, under head coach Dawn Redd, was the only Midwest Conference squad recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for Academic Excellence as the organization released its 2010-11 Team Academic Award recipients today.
481 teams earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 season. This number once again broke the previous years' total of 450 and sets a new all-time high for this award.
In addition to being the lone MWC team honored, Beloit was also one of just five NCAA Division III Wisconsin teams recognized.
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.
The Bucs, who won the MWC Tournament 2010 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Regionals, open their 2011 season on September 2-3 at the Elmhurst University Invitational in Elmhurst, Illinois.