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AVCA Honors Crimson for Academics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced that Harvard is one of just two men’s Division I teams to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2008-2009 season.

Overall, 409 men’s and women’s teams from high schools and colleges across the nation were honored with the award, which surpasses last year’s total of 354 for a new all-time high for the award.  Only four men’s collegiate teams in all divisions earned the award, with MIT, Stanford and Vassar also making the list.

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 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.