Wyoming Earns Spot on 2011-12 AVCA Team Academic Award List

July 20, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Wyoming Women's Volleyball Team was one of 102 Division I Institutions to be named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as a recipient of the 2011-12 AVCA Team Academic Award. It's the fourth year in a row that they have received the honor.

The Cowgirls had an overall grade point average of 3.546 for the 2011-12 Academic Year. Wyoming had 11 members on this year's Mountain West All-Academic Volleyball Team and seven MW Scholar-Athletes. UW finished the season with a 21-11 overall record and a 9-5 mark in the Mountain West Conference.

"I am very proud of this team," said head coach Carrie Yerty. "They are dedicated to excellence both on the court and in the classroom. They take great pride in the classroom and are excellent ambassadors for our athletic department and institution."

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that 534 teams earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 season. The number once again breaks the previous year's total of 481 and sets a new all-time high. 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.