APSU Sports Information
Lexington, KY – For a fourth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) volleyball team has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Awards, Monday.
A record 762 programs at all levels were recognized for their academic accomplishments during the 2015-16 academic year. That total included 131 Division I women’s volleyball programs.The AVCA Team Academic Award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year to honor collegiate and high school volleyball teams displaying excellence in the classroom.
Teams are recognized by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
It is the sixth time since 2000 an Austin Peay volleyball team has been recognized, joining the 2001-02, 2003-04 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 squads.
“Our academic success has been based on the same hard work we put into our performance on the court,” said Governors head coach Taylor Mott. “I want to congratulate our players for their performance and thank our academic support staff for their efforts. We look forward to working on winning this award for a fifth straight year.”
During the 2015-16 academic year, 12 volleyball student-athletes were named to APSU’s Athletics Directors honor roll (3.0+ GPA) in at least one semester and nine earned recognition in both semesters. Graduates April Adams and Aubrey Marsellis as well as returnee Kristen Stucker were named to the President’s List during both semesters, posting a perfect 4.0 GPA.