USC Women's Volleyball Receives USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award
The Women of Troy earned the AVCA’s Team Academic award for the first time in program history
July 28, 2022
The six-time national champion USC women’s volleyball program received the 2021-22 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the first time, the AVCA announced on Monday, July 18.
The award—co-presented by the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association—was first initiated during the 1992-93 academic year and honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale. More than 1,200 collegiate and high school volleyball teams earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award this year, as the program celebrates its 30th anniversary.
“Academic achievement doesn't happen by accident,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “I’m so proud of the hundreds of coaching staffs that make excellence in the classroom a priority."
Last year, the Women of Troy (15-15, 10-10 Pac-12) finished seventh in the final Pac-12 standings. Under third-year head coach Brad Keller, the Trojans signed the nation’s top-ranked incoming class of recruits according to PrepVolleyball.com, which includes Adonia Faumuina (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS), Rylie McGinest (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS), Jordan Wilson (Phoenix, Ariz./Hamilton HS), Madison Pietsch (San Carlos, Calif./Saint Francis HS), Dani Thomas-Nathan (Burbank, Calif./La Salle HS), Gala Trubint (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch HS) and Megan Verbiest (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Marymount HS).
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