Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in program history, the Cal Poly Pomona volleyball team received the prestigious American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 year, officials announced earlier this month.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.”I am very proud of this award and our volleyball team shared in the combined effort to earn this most prestigious honor,” Broncos’ Head Coach Rosie Wegrich said. “Scott Tsuji, the assistant athletics director for student services, has provided the team with helpful guidance. The quarter system has demanded that each team member be organized with their study hours.”The AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but two, while amassing a 621-team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award’s inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 973.”The AVCA’s acknowledgement of student athletes through this award puts academics in the spotlight,” Wegrich continued, “and our entire program recognizes the value of success in the classroom at Cal Poly Pomona.”Also as part of the award announcement, CPP was recognized as a team that reached its Dig Pink® fundraising goals through the Side-Out Foundation will continue to be honored. Dig Pink® is a nationwide movement to provide meaningful and impactful experiences for athletes while inspiring and empowering them to come together in support of the stage IV breast cancer community. Each year, hundreds of teams across the country (and some overseas) participate in the Dig Pink® Rally.
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