Beach and Indoor Volleyball Earn AVCA Academic Award

by Grant Kauvar | Communications Graduate Assistant
Beach and Indoor Volleyball Earn AVCA Academic Award

BATON ROUGE – Both the beach and indoor volleyball teams at LSU earned the U.S. Marine Corps AVCA Team Academic Award for exceptional performance in the classroom over the past academic year.

The AVCA Team Academic Award was founded in 1992-93 to celebrate the scholastic achievement of maintaining a 3.30 grade point average throughout the entire academic year on a 4.0 scale. The 1,313 winners in 2020 broke the last year’s record by nearly 200 teams. In the NCAA Division I Women class there were 227 teams to earn the award, also a record.

With a 3.681 cumulative GPA in 2019-20, the LSU Beach program has earned this award every year since 2015-16 and this is the sixth time the LSU indoor volleyball program has earned it with a 3.561 cumulative GPA over the last academic year. The beach program also earned a spot on the AVCA Team Academic Honor Roll.