Courtesy: Western Athletic Conference
Volleyball earns Academic honor
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 08/06/2014
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Idaho volleyball team continues to get the job done in the classroom, earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the fourth consecutive season.

The Vandals were one of 134 NCAA Division I teams to receive the ACVA Team Academic Award, which goes to teams that maintained at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

“Our girls are committed to academics,” Idaho coach Debbie Buchanan said. “Part of that starts with the recruiting process, making sure we have kids who want to come in and get that degree for the future.  Above that, based on their busy schedules and the commitment that they make, it says a lot about our academic department here and the support they give not only in our department but across campus with the professors.”

Four Vandal players earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2013-14 academic year, including Katelyn Peterson, who did it both semesters, along with Ashley Christman, Alyssa Schultz and Taylor Wilkinson who earned 4.0 GPAs for the spring semester.

“They’re in tough majors,” Buchanan added. “We have quite a few who are in pretty aggressive programs or in double-majors. It says a lot for what the type of things they’re doing and the work they’re putting in.”

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