FIU’s beach volleyball team honored for its academic scores

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 0 Comments

Florida International University’s beach volleyball team is one of just 19 teams nationwide to have been recognized with the 2016-17 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. 

The Panthers posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.379, for the year.
“I am so proud of the beach team for all of their hard work,” said head coach Rita Buck-Crockett. “It means a lot to be a top program not only athletically, but academically as well.”

In order for a team to earn the academic award, the entire team must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 (on a 4.00 scale), a 4.10 (on a 5.00 scale) or a 82 (on a 100 point scale) during the entire 2016-17 academic year. 

FIU, which reached its first-ever Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Tournament final last season, before falling to No. 4 – and tournament top seed – Florida State (3-0), finished the year with a 24-15 record during the 2017 campaign with its 24 victories marking the most in program history.

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