The Dawson Community College women's volleyball team has received the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, it was announced recently.
"This list recognizes those student athletes that have succeeded in the classroom" said DCC's Lady Bucs Coach John Marble. "Only a small percentage of students achieve this academic excellence". DCC had a team GPA of 3.54. The AVCA award follows their NJCAA honor as national runner up for Academic team of the year out of 300 plus schools.
The AVCA Team Academic Award, initiated in 1992-93, honors collegiate and high school teams that maintained at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA on a four-point scale, or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a five-point scale. A record 450 teams were honored this year, breaking the previous mark of 409 set last year.
The Buccaneer volleyball program is entering its third year in existence; more information is available at www.dawson.edu/category/athletics/volleyball  or on the Buccaneer volleyball fan page on Facebook.