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Gaucho Women's Volleyball Earns Seventh Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

Photo by Jeff Liang
Photo by Jeff Liang

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— The United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its yearly USMC/AVCA Team Academic Awards, naming the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team to its ranks for the seventh consecutive year. A total of 1,275 programs were honored across all levels of the sport and a record 243 NCAA Division I teams were included in this year's selection.

The award honors volleyball programs that maintain a year-long grade-point average (GPA) of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. The Gauchos once again got it done in the classroom posting a 3.33 team GPA this past spring quarter. They are the sole Big West team to have made the list seven times.

For the full list of USMC/AVCA Academic Award recipients, click here.