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Buccaneer VB Squad Earns AVCA Recognition for Academic Excellence

August 13, 2010

Lexington, KY -- The 2009 Beloit College Buccaneer Volleyball team has earned distinction from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second straight year, receiving the Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 school year.

A record 450 teams were lauded for their academic excellence, including 75 in NCAA Division III.

The Bucs were one of just two teams to receive the honor in the Midwest Conference, along with Monmouth College, and were one of just four Division III teams in the state of Wisconsin to earn the distinction.

The award, which was initiated by the AVCA during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point-average on a 4.00 scale.

The Buccaneers, under fourth-year head coach Dawn Redd, open their 2010 season on Wednesday, September 1, when they take on UW-Stevens Point at the Carroll Quad in Waukesha.