Volleyball earns first USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that OLLU has earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award this season. This marks the first time the Saints have been honored for their academic achievements by the AVCA. The award, initiated in the 1992–1993 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale.

The 2022 Saints earned a 3.47 GPA.

“The commitment our coaches make to help their student-athletes pursue the best versions of themselves is evident in the academic accomplishments highlighted today,” said AVCA CEO Jaime Gordon. “Achievement on the court has always been closely tied to success in the classroom which is reflected by the number of championship programs honored.”

The Saints won the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular season after posting a 21-5 overall record and 16-0 in conference. The team also earned the NAIA Scholar Team award this year.