Women's Volleyball Collects Eighth-Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

Women's Volleyball Collects Eighth-Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

The two-time defending Ivy champion Crimson has been honored for its academic success for an eighth-straight year(Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the eighth straight year, the Harvard women's volleyball team has been recognized for its work in the classroom with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

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 764 programs received the award for this past season.

Harvard, coming off a second-straight Ivy League title and the program's first trip to the NCAA tournament, returns 11 letterwinners from last year's squad including AVCA All-Region honorees Corinne Bain and Christina Cornelius. The Crimson will play 11 matches at home in the Malkin Athletic Center beginning with the Beantown Challenge Sept. 2-3, and will have 18 of its 23 matches streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.