CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT along with Harvard
University and Stanford University were the only institutions to
have both its men's and women's volleyball teams qualify for the
American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.
In addition, MIT was the only Division III program to double-up on
AVCA accolades. Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, this award
honors collegiate and high school teams that displayed excellence
in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a
4.0 scale or a 4.10 mark on a 5.0 scale.
The college ranks produced 194 programs that met the requirements, including a record-setting 77 among Division III women's teams. Joining MIT on the list from New England was conference foe WPI along with Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Connecticut College, Emerson College, Middlebury College, Roger Williams University, Trinity College, UMass Boston, Wesleyan University, and Williams College. On the men's side, which included all three divisions, Vassar College rounded out the field of four institutions.