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For 13th Straight Season, Bulldogs Honored for Academic Excellence

The Bulldogs were honored for their academic excellence.
The Bulldogs were honored for their academic excellence.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- For the 13th straight season, the Yale women's volleyball program earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.

The award covers the 2018-2019 academic year and 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.

"Our program takes great pride representing a world-class university - both on and off the court," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said. "This award recognizes their hard work in the classroom."

The Bulldogs won their seventh Ivy League title in the last nine years and finished last season 19-5 overall and 13-1 in league play to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.  Yale had five All-Ivy selections last season and Appleman was named conference coach of the year.  

Yale opens the 2019 season on September 6th against Oklahoma as part of a tournament hosted by the Indiana University in Bloomington.  

View official AVCA news release here

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity