RALEIGH, N.C. -- The 2018 Meredith College volleyball squad earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the third consecutive year. One of 1,127 volleyball programs to earn recognition, MCVB helped surpass last year's record-breaking total by 150 teams.
The Avenging Angels were 1-of-176 Division III programs recognized for their academic efforts and one-of-four from the USA South.
Initiated in 1992-1993, the academic award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year with a minimum 3.30 cumulative team grade point average. MCVB earned a 3.458 team GPA last fall to garner the academic honor and ranked the highest among the eight varsity programs at Meredith last year.
The Avenging Angels kick off the 2019 campaign Friday, Aug. 30, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, at the Route 42 Classic at Eastern Mennonite University.