Coker Women’s Volleyball wins academic award
The Coker College women’s volleyball program earned the Team Academic Award during the 2015-16 season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
In all, 757 schools were named, with 119 Division II schools earning the academic accolade. Coker was one of one of six schools from the South Atlantic Conference to be recognized.
“The girls worked really hard in the classroom to meet the GPA goal they set every year,” said head coach Julia Rafalowski. “I get compliments from their professors about how each of them put extra effort in their class work. This is a great honor for not only the Coker women’s volleyball program, but the Coker athletic department as a whole.”
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