Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham-Southern volleyball team was honored recently by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as it received the organization's annual Team Academic Award.

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.

The Panthers posted a team GPA of 3.3489 (on a 4.0 scale) during the 2008-09 school year.

BSC opens its 2009 schedule this weekend, taking on Martin Methodist College at home in Bill Battle Coliseum, Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m.