Toledo volleyball team serves up 18th straight national academic award

August 1, 2018 | Athletics, News
By Chris Cullum

For the 18th straight year, The University of Toledo volleyball program earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

Toledo, along with Bowling Green and Indiana State, are the only NCAA Division I programs to have streaks of at least 15 years earning the academic honor. UT and BGSU are tied for the second longest active streak at 18, while Indiana State has received the honor 20 years in a row.

Within the Mid-American Conference, eight teams earned the academic honor.

The award, which was initiated by the American Volleyball Coaches Association 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.

Overall, the association announced that a record-breaking 973 teams earned the academic honor in 2017-18, surpassing the previous total of 822 set in 2016-17.

Toledo will visit Oakland University in an exhibition match Saturday, Aug. 18, before beginning the 2018 season on the road at the Golden Dome Invitational in South Bend, Ind., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.

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