CSS Volleyball earns high marks

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2010 Updated Jul 22, 2010 at 6:29 PM CDT

The St. Scholastica volleyball team is one of just 75 NCAA Division III volleyball programs to have earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 season; it was announced on Tuesday.

The Saints, who captured the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Tournament championship last season, had the best team grade-point-average in the conference at 3.52. They also had a total of 10 athletes make academic all-conference.

Two other UMAC schools also received recognition by the AVCA: Martin Luther and Northwestern College.

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 Saints will begin their 2010 season at home when they host the CSS Mini-Tournament in Reif Gymnasium on September 1st. Action starts 9 a.m.

Courtesy: CSS Athletics