CWRU Volleyball Receives USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

2019 CWRU Volleyball team receives USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award.

The 2019 Case Western Reserve University volleyball team was selected as a recipient of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, based on the squad's outstanding grade point average during the 2019-20 academic year.

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 GPA on a 5.0 scale.

Under the leadership of Head Coach Karen Farrell, the Spartans posted a 2019-20 team grade point average of 3.78. A total of 1,313 teams have earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-2020 season, topping last year's record by almost 200 teams. 232 programs received Team Academic honors for the first time in 2020.

The Spartans finished the 2019 season strong as they won seven of their final 10 matches and placed fifth at the UAA Championships. CWRU finished the year with a 13-16 overall record, while facing a difficult schedule that included 12 matches against ranked teams at the time of play.