LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the 13th-consecutive season, WKU Volleyball has been recognized
as a recipient of the AVCA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom
throughout the 2018-19 school year, the association announced Monday. With a
cumulative GPA of 3.46, the Lady Toppers have earned the Team Academic Award for the
17th time since 1999.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 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.
Since the 2000-01 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year
but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years.
Since the award’s inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from
62 to its current number of 1,125.
In total, 189 Division I women’s teams were honored with WKU representing one of
eight Conference USA programs on the list including: Charlotte, FIU, Middle
Tennessee, Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP and UTSA in addition to the Red and White.
A full list of team winners can be viewed
With the 2019 campaign just around the corner, volleyball season tickets are
available online at
by calling the WKU Ticket Office at 1-800-5-BIGRED.