BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the ninth time in program history when the organization announced their annual USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award recipients. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
This marks the third straight year the Tornado have earned this award with the other six coming from 2011-16. King was one of nearly 1,300 teams to earn the distinction.
In the fall, the Tornado had a team GPA of 3.41 with 18 individuals having a GPA over 3.0, including 11 over 3.5. During the spring semester, King had a 3.317 GPA with 17 over 3.0 and 13 registering better than a 3.5 GPA. In total, the Tornado had a 3.37 GPA during the 2020-21 academic year.