LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Harvard men's volleyball team has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for a seventh-straight year, one of 24 men's programs in the country to earn the distinction.
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. A record 973 programs received the award for this past season.
Harvard has now received the award each of the last seven years and nine times in the last 10. The Crimson finished the 2017-18 season with a 10-4 conference record, clinching its first EIVA Championship and trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history. Harvard will return 10 letterwinners to the court for the 2018-19 season, including All-EIVA second team honoree and junior co-captain Matthew Ctvrtlik.