Harvard women's volleyball earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the ninth straight year for maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the ninth straight year, Harvard women's volleyball earned 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.
Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but two, while amassing a 532 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 822.
Harvard (9-14, 7-7 Ivy) finished the 2016 season by winning five of its last nine games, including a final weekend sweep of Yale and Brown at home. The Crimson returns 13 letterwinners from a season ago, including Second Team All-Ivy selections Christina Cornelius and Grace Roberts Burbank.