Rocket volleyball receives team academic award 12th straight season

August 13, 2012 | News, UToday
By Steve Easton



The UT volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 school year.

Another academic award recently rolled in for The University of Toledo women’s volleyball program when it received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 school year.

It is the 12th straight season the Rockets have received the prestigious award.

The Rocket volleyball program led the UT Athletic Department in both semesters this past academic year with an impressive 3.641 cumulative grade-point average in the spring after posting a 3.613 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 103 NCAA Division I institutions to be honored.

Toledo will open its 2012 campaign under fourth-year Head Coach Greg Smith when it travels to Columbus for the Ohio State Sports Imports Classic Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.

UT fans can get a sneak preview of the team at the Blue-Gold Match Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. in Savage Arena.

The Rockets will open the 2012 home schedule with the Rocket Classic Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8. UT will host Florida Gulf Coast, Illinois State and Memphis in the tournament.