BEVERLY, Mass. – The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the honorees of the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award on Tuesday, and the Endicott men's volleyball team earned the distinction for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that display 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 or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,313.
Story and photo courtesy of the Endicott College athletic communications staff
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The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 16 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sport. Bay Path University, Becker College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College are the conference’s current members. For more information, please visit neccathletics.com.