COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s volleyball program finished inside the top-7 nationally across all three divisions for team grade-point average, earning a spot on the 2020 AVCA Team Academic Honor Roll. The Buckeyes’ superb scholastic efforts also lifted the program to become one of 38 squads bestowed the United State Marine Corps (USMC)/AVCA Team Academic Award.
“Coaches have the most influence during difficult times,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “Keeping student-athletes focused on their academic success when their volleyball identity was suddenly gone is leadership worth celebrating.”
The USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award, initiated in the 1992-92 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long GPA of 3.30 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Ohio State has been recognized in three of the last four years (2017, 2018, 2020).