KU Volleyball Earns Game Plan/AVCA Team Academic Award

Aug. 9, 2006


The University of Kansas volleyball team achieved yet another program-first Wednesday when it earned the Game PlanTM/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2005-06 season. The Jayhawks, who posted a 3.43 grade point average last year, were one of 54 NCAA Division I squads to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors college and high school teams that display excellence in the classroom. Each school will receive a plaque and each player a certificate commemorating the designation.

“The Game Plan/AVCA Team Academic Award is what being a student-athlete is all about,” AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer said. “The AVCA is privileged to once again be able to award these schools for their excellence in the classroom. We congratulate the student-athletes, coaches and school personnel for achieving this honor and upholding the delicate balance between academics and athletics.”

“This award is a testament to the hard work of our team, staff and academic advisor, Dr. Scott Ward,” KU head coach Ray Bechard said. “We hope to continue our academic success and enjoy this honor every year.”

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