LEXINGTON, Ky. (WLUC) – The Northern Michigan University Volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 12th straight season.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
The Wildcats started the year at 9-0, including defeating the nations #1 team, University of Minnesota Duluth 3-1. They finished the season with their fourth-straight winning season.
NMU joined a record 1,125 teams across the country to earn the award, including NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA, Junior Colleges, NCCAA, NCAA Men's Volleyball, High School Boys and Girls Volleyball and Collegiate Beach Volleyball. 141 teams achieved the award from Division II. Seven teams from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference received the award as well.