The University of Scranton women's volleyball team set a school record with 35 wins last fall, breaking a record that stood since 1994. But that didn't stop the Royals from doing great things in the classroom, as well.
The women's volleyball team was honored with a Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in recognition of finishing the 2017-18 academic year with a team grade-point average of at least 3.30. The Royals posted a GPA of 3.561 for the year.
Scranton is one of 174 NCAA Division III women's volleyball teams to earn the distinction. The AVCA has awarded the Team Academic Award each year since the 1992-93 academic year. This is the seventh straight year the Royals have earned the award and the 10th overall.
In 2017, the Royals went 35-5 and reached the Landmark Conference championship match for the first time since 2007. The 35 victories were tied for the most in NCAA Division III and broke the program record of 31 set in 1994, when Scranton went 31-13 and reached the Middle Atlantic Conference championship match.
For the complete list of AVCA Team Academic Award recipients, visit https://www.avca.org/awards/2017-2018-avca-team-academic-award-recipients.html#Division%20III%20Women.