LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas volleyball team earned the Game Plan™/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2006-07 season marking the second consecutive year the team has earned the accolade. The Jayhawks, who posted a 3.31 grade point average last year, were one of 56 NCAA Division I squads to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
"It is very difficult to balance academics and athletics, but this program has done a great job in prioritizing school," said head KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard. "I'm very proud of the effort our girls put forth in their academics."
The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors college and high school teams that display excellence in the classroom. Each school will receive a plaque and each player a certificate commemorating the designation.
“The AVCA is again privileged to present the GamePlan/AVCA Team Academic Award to these outstanding intuitions,” said Kathy DeBoer, AVCA Executive Director. “We congratulate the student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom and thank our coaches for instilling this dedication in the young women and men of our sport.”