Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Volleyball earns academic honor
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 08/01/2011
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MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho volleyball team was one of 92 NCAA Division I women’s volleyball teams to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the 2010 season.

The award honors college and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

“For us to be honored as one of 92 teams in Division I is pretty amazing,” Idaho coach Debbie Buchanan said. “We ask our players to be excellent in the classroom as well as on the court. They have to do both of those things at the highest level and our kids are doing that. We’re going to keep striving to be better, and keep being in that top group.”

In all, 481 teams were honored for the 2010-11 academic year, representing all three divisions of NCAA women’s volleyball, NCAA men’s volleyball, two-year women’s colleges, NCCAA women and NAIA men and women.

“We always tell kids there’s no reason not to be successful based on the tools that we have,” Buchanan added. “It takes a really well-rounded player to be able to go on the road and travel and be able to get a 4.0 in the middle of a season, and we had quite a few kids who did that.”

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