Beach Volleyball Earns Team Academic Award

Stetson University Beach Volleyball team
Stetson University Beach Volleyball team
The beach volleyball program had a 3.5 team GPA in the 2015-16 academic year.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Stetson University beach volleyball program has been selected for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.

The award is presented annually to indoor and beach volleyball programs who maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. With a 3.5 team GPA in the 2015-16 academic year, Stetson was just one of six NCAA Division I beach volleyball programs to be honored with the AVCA Team Academic Award.

The Hatters have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award every year since the program debuted in 2012. Stetson also saw 18 of its beach volleyball student-athletes named to the ASUN Honor Roll for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better.

In 2016, the Hatters won a school-record 28 matches, earned a berth in the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship, and finished the season ranked eighth nationally in both the AVCA Coaches Poll and DiG Magazine Top 20 Poll.