Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced
that Northern Kentucky University is one of 31 NCAA Division II
programs that have earned the Game Plan/AVCA Team Academic Award.
The award honors
college and high school teams that displayed excellence in the classroom
by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average
on a 4.0 scale. Each school will receive a plaque, and each player
a certificate commemorating the designation.
the award range from NCAA Division I institutions to high school
girls' and boys' teams. The college ranks produced 155 programs
that met the requirements for the award in 2005-06.
To go along
with the record number (54) of NCAA Division I recipients, NCAA
Division II (31) tied its highest division mark set in 2003-04 and
NCAA Division III (44) set its second highest division total (48
Plan/AVCA Team Academic Award is what being a student-athlete is
all about. The AVCA is privileged to once again be able to award
these schools for their excellence in the classroom," AVCA
Executive Director Kathy DeBoer said.
the student-athletes, coaches and school personnel for achieving
this honor and upholding the delicate balance between academics
Division number of recipients
NCAA Division I Women: 54
NCAA Division II Women: 31
NCAA Division III Women: 44