Rocket Volleyball receives national team academic award for 14th straight season

August 11, 2014 | Athletics, News

Toledo’s volleyball program has been honored for its academic performance for the 14th straight year as it received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award again.

thumb-rocket-color-logoThe Rocket volleyball program posted an impressive 3.499 cumulative grade point average in the spring after serving up a 3.475 GPA in the fall.

Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the award honors colleges that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA during the entire school year. Toledo was one of a record 134 NCAA Division I institutions to be honored.

Toledo will open its 2014 campaign at West Virginia’s Mountaineer Invitational Friday-Saturday, Aug. 29-30. The tournament field will include 2013 NCAA Tournament participants Brigham Young and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, as well as the host Mountaineers.

The Rockets open their home schedule Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a non-conference matchup against Horizon League foe Valparaiso. Three days later, UT will host Duquesne, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Minnesota in the Rocket Invitational Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20.