The University of Scranton volleyball team has earned a team
academic award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association
(AVCA), the organization announced today from its headquarters in
The Royals are one of 533 teams nationwide to receive this honor.
The award was started in 1993 and honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that demonstrate excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 average on a 5.0 scale.
This year’s 533 recipients established a new all-time record for the award, breaking the previous mark of 481 honorees last season.
Head coach John Bedell’s Royals earned a team grade point average of 3.28 last fall and followed it up during the spring semester with a 3.35 for an overall mark of 3.32 for the 2011-2012 academic year.
On the court, Scranton finished the 2011 season with a 17-16 record and advanced to the Landmark Conference postseason tournament.
The Royals will open up their 2012 season on Friday, August 31, against Cedar Crest College and Penn State-Harrisburg in the opening round of the Bullet Classic on the campus of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.