UK1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/19) — The University of Kentucky volleyball team has been honored with the 2018-19 American Volleyball Coaches' Association Academic Award.

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 AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,126.

Kentucky went to the 2018 NCAA Sweet 16 and has now won the AVCA Academic Award for at least the past five seasons under head coach. Craig Skinner.

 

 

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