Stanford Women Among 822 Teams Garnering AVCA Team Academic Award

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 24th, 2017 | College - Beach, College - Men's Indoor, College - Women's Indoor, High School, News

A record 822 teams garnered the AVCA’s Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 season, besting the previous high of 764, which came in 2016.

The award honors high school and college teams that maintain a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 GPA on a 5.0 scale.

Since its inception in 1992-93, the award has grown in leaps and bounds from 62 the inaugural year to 822 in 2017, its 25th year.

The 2017 recipients consist of 277 high school girls teams, 150 NCAA Division III, 145 NCAA Division I and 119 Division II honorees.

Five of the honored squads also won their respective collegiate national championship: Stanford (Division I), Concordia St Paul (Division II), Calvin College (Division III), Hastings College (NAIA) and Ohio State men (Division I-II men).

Teams also were recognized for posting a 15-year streak of Team Academic honors: Bowling Green State, Indiana State and Toledo of Division I; Wayne State (Nebraska) of Division II; Central College (IA) of Division III; Concordia (Neb.) of NAIA.

Nine high school girls teams garnered the multi-year accolade: Batavia, Baytown Sterling, Cathedral, Charlotte Latin, Hastings St. Cecilia, Ironwood Ridge, Jonesboro, Lutcher and Pine Grove Area.

The full list of AVCA Team Academic Award honorees is here.


Division                                 Number of recipients
NCAA Division I Women                      145
NCAA Division II Women                     118
NCAA Division III Women                   150
NAIA Women                                            51
Two-Year College                                     21
NCCAA                                                         1
Collegiate Men                                          19
High School Girls                            277 (2 sand)
High School Boys                                    21
College Beach                                           19


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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