TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Volleyball Team was one of several collegiate programs to earn the United States Marine Corps-American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award, announced on Monday by the AVCA.
The award, initiated in the 1992–93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale.
“Academic achievement does not happen by accident,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “I’m so proud of the hundreds of coaching staffs that make excellence in the classroom a priority.”
The award recognizes the hard work put forth by the 2021-22 team, which reached the NCAA Second Round and finished the year with a 20-10 overall record. Of the 13 student-athletes on last year’s squad, 11 recently made the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Nine members of last year’s team return in seniors Emma Clothier and Lauryn Burrows, junior Sydney Conley, sophomores Ava Pitchford, Khori Louis, Emery Dupes, Audrey Koenig and Skye Ekes as well as redshirt freshman Addi Hultquist.
The Seminoles open the 2022 season at the UC Tournament in Cincinnati, facing Illinois State on Friday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. FSU’s home opener happens on Wednesday, Aug. 31, against Florida A&M at 6 p.m.