LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its team academic awards Tuesday. College and high school teams earn the award for achieving a team GPA of better than 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2013-14 school year. Miami was one of only 134 NCAA Division I teams to earn the award.

The RedHawks had a team GPA of 3.545 for the 2012-13 school year, easily qualifying for the award. It was the third highest team GPA in program history, nearly besting the 3.56 GPA recorded during the 2009-10 school year and the 3.55 GPA recorded in 2012-13. It was highlighted by junior Meg Riley being named to the 2013 Capital One/CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-District V Division I First Team for the second straight year, only the fourth player in Miami history to earn First Team honors more than once.

Miami opens the 2014 season on Friday, Aug. 29 when it takes on North Dakota State at 11 a.m. (EDT) and Robert Morris at 5 p.m. (EDT) in Milwaukee at the Panther Invitational.