LEXINGTON, Ky. (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team was one of 173 NCAA Division III programs to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2017-2018 season, the organization announced Monday. It marks the second time in the last three seasons WLC has received the award.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-1993 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
The Warriors finished the 2017-2018 academic year with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.497 and 12 members of the team were named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Scholar-Athletes. WLC was one of six teams from the NACC to receive the award.
Additionally, Wisconsin Lutheran was recognized for reaching its Dig Pink® fundraising goal through the Side-Out Foundation. Dig Pink® is a nationwide movement to provide meaningful and impactful experiences for athletes while inspiring and empowering them to come together in support of the stage IV breast cancer community. Each year, hundreds of teams across the country participate in the Dig Pink® Rally.
Wisconsin Lutheran begins its 2018 campaign August 31 at the Lakeland Invitational.