August 18, 2010
CCSU Volleyball Earns Academic Award for the Fourth Straight Season
The Central Connecticut volleyball team earned its fourth
consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award, as announced by the American
Volleyball Coaches' Association. The Blue Devils were one of 94
NCAA Division I teams to receive the honor, which is given to
schools maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point
"I am extremely proud of this accomplishment by our
student-athletes," CCSU head coach Linda Sagnelli said. "Year after
year they have demonstrated that they are student-athletes in the
truest form. I am impressed with their commitment in the
classroom, as well as the effort they put in on the volleyball
court each season."
The Blue Devils put forth a team GPA of 3.718, which is the
highest mark for any CCSU volleyball squad. Overall over 400
schools, which include programs from all NCAA ranks, the NAIA,
two-year programs and high schools, earned the award.
The Blue Devils open the 2010 volleyball season on Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 3-4, with a trip to Buffalo where they will play in
a tournament with Delaware State, Buffalo and the Naval Academy.
They will also play in tournaments at Columbia and Brown to open
the 2010 campaign.