Lexington, Ky. (July 23) – The MIT women's volleyball team collected its 12th consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award as announced by the organization last week. The college ranks produced 465 programs that met the requirements, including 173 Division III teams.
Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the AVCA Team Academic 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.
MIT generated a 30-3 ledger at the conclusion of the 2017 season, marking the program's second 30-win campaign in three years. Ranked as high as No. 14 in the AVCA Coaches Poll, the Engineers captured their second straight NEWMAC title and advanced to the regional final of the NCAA Tournament where they fell to No. 8 Johnson & Wales University in five sets.
Joining MIT on the list from New England was Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Emerson College, Endicott College, Johnson & Wales University, Middlebury College, Simmons College, Springfield College, Saint Joseph's College (Maine), Suffolk University, Trinity College, Tufts University, Williams College, and Worcester State University.