LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Salisbury University volleyball team excels in competition and in the classroom, as evident by the latest award the team received, being one of 140 Division III schools to collect the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
To be eligible, teams must have achieved a minimum 3.30 team grade-point average for the 2014-15 academic year. A record 753 schools from the collegiate and high school ranks earned the honor this year.
The award was created in 1993, with more than 1,000 different schools earning the honor in that time, and nearly 7,000 awards distributed.
Salisbury was joined by Frostburg State University representing the Capital Athletic Conference as honorees.
The Sea Gulls went 22-10 in 2014, making a run through the CAC tournament, winning twice on the road before falling in the conference championship match.
Salisbury opens the 2015 season at home on September 1, hosting Washington (Md.) College in a match that will begin at 7 p.m., at Maggs Physical Activities Center.
To see the entire list of AVCA Team Academic Award winners, click here.