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 average.
"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.