Volleyball Team Earns AVCA Academic Honor
The Yavapai College volleyball team was announced as one of The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award recipients for the 2017-18 season. YC is one of 973 teams to earn the award for this past season and only one of 26 junior colleges to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2017-2018 season. Even more impressive is the fact that Yavapai College is 1 of only 14 NJCAA Division I programs in the country to earn this academic honor. It is only the second time that the Roughrider spikers have earned the award. The last time was in 2011.
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.
It is the second academic award that the volleyball team has earned for their classroom efforts for the 2017-18 season. YC was also named an NJCAA Honorable Mention Academic Team of the Year.