Jul 22, 2009
The Central Connecticut volleyball team earned its third consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association. The Blue Devils were one of 71 NCAA Division I teams to receive the honor, which is given to schools maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average.
"I am extremely proud of the academic accomplishments our student-athletes have achieved," CCSU head coach Linda Sagnelli said. "The dedication and commitment they have demonstrated in order to receive this honor three years in a row is exemplary."
The Blue Devils put forth a team GPA of 3.52 for the semester, which is the highest mark for any CCSU volleyball squad. Overall a record 409 schools, which include programs from all NCAA ranks, the NAIA, two-year programs and high schools, earned the award.
Central Connecticut will host the Blue Devil Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sep. 4-5 to open the 2009 season. The Blue Devils begin the tournament with a 4 p.m. match-up against Manhattan on Friday.