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VB earns team academic honor
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 08/12/2013
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Idaho volleyball team is making a habit of excelling in the classroom as well as on the court, and the Vandals were recognized recently as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the third consecutive year.

The award recognizes teams that maintained at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the 2012-13 academic year.

“It’s awesome and it’s a pat on the back for everything that these girls do,” Idaho coach Debbie Buchanan said. “We ask them to be great in the classroom, we ask them to be great on the court, we ask them to do community service, and it just shows that you can juggle it.”

Idaho is one of just two teams from the 2012-13 Western Athletic Conference to receive the honor, along with Denver. In all, 130 of the 330 NCAA Division I teams earned the recognition.

“We’ve obviously recruited some good kids who academics are important to.” Buchanan said. “It’s really congrats to them and all the administrative staff who has helped them out. For us recruiting kids in the future it helps us because they see that you can do well academically and travel all over the country, you can do both and you can do both really well.”

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