WAYNE – Another milestone was met for the Wayne State College volleyball team as they were recently awarded an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.
According to the coaches’ association office in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, the team extended their streak of 17 straight years in receiving the academic honor which is the longest current streak in NCAA Division II.
The Wildcat volleyball program posted an impressive cumulative team grade point average of 3.87.
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.
Wayne State ended the 2018 season with a record of 22-9 overall and sixth in the NSIC with a 13-7 league record. It was the 14th time in the last 15 years that Wildcat volleyball has posted a 20-win season.
WSC will open their 2019 campaign with a weekend tourney in Joplin, Missouri on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7. The ‘Cats will face Cameron University (Oklahoma) at 11 a.m. and Southwestern Oklahoma State University at 5 p.m. Friday while competing against Black Hills State University (S.D) at 9 a.m. and Colorado State University – Pueblo at 3 p.m. Saturday.