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The United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that more than 1,200 college and high school volleyball teams have won the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award this season.

The award, launched in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a grade point average of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 or 4.1 on a scale of 5 ,0.

Kansas Wesleyan won the award for the 13th consecutive year, a streak dating back to the 2010 season. The streak is the fourth-longest active streak in the NAIA.

“Academic success doesn’t happen by accident,” said Kathy DeBoer, CEO of the AVCA. “I’m so proud of the hundreds of coaches who make classroom excellence a priority.”

Girls’ teams from Jonesboro High School (Jonesboro, Arkansas) and Ross S. Sterling High School (Baytown, Texas) top the list of 2021-2022 honorees in this anniversary year. They are the only two schools to have won the award in each of the 30 years that the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award has existed.

Two colleges, Stanford University (Division I) and Stevenson University (Division III), have reached the trifecta, as their women’s, men’s and beach teams are all honored. The women’s high school again has the most winners per category, with 425 teams qualifying. The women’s collegiate beach set a record with 54 teams receiving the honor this season.

This year’s academic award was won by eight women’s teams who also won collegiate national championships on the court and in the sand during the 2021-22 season:

University of Wisconsin (NCAA Division I)
University of Tampa (NCAA Division II)
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (NCAA Division III)
Iowa Western Community College (NJCAA Division I)
Columbia International University (NCCAA Division I)
University of Southern California (NCAA Beach)
Colorado Mesa University (AVCA Small College Beach – Division II)
Stevenson University (AVCA Small College Beach – Division III)

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