LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its team academic awards Wednesday. 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 2012-13 school year. Miami was one of only 130 NCAA Division I teams to earn the award.
The RedHawks had a team GPA of 3.55 for the 2012-13 school year, easily qualifying for the award. It was the second highest team GPA in program history, nearly besting the 3.56 GPA recorded during the 2009-10 school year. It was highlighted by sophomore Meg Riley being named to the 2012 Capital One/CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-District V Division I First Team, the first time the RedHawks had a First Team honoree since Tara Buroker in 2003.
"This is a very impressive team accomplishment," said head coach Carolyn Condit. "Especially when you consider the plus and minus grading system which requires you to get a straight A to earn the 4.0, as well as the rigors of all of Miami's academic programs. I am very proud of this team."
Miami opens the 2013 season when it travels to Nashville for the Belmont Invitational, Aug. 30-31.