COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second time in as many years, the Ohio State women’s volleyball program earned the AVCA Team Academic Award as one of a record 1,314 teams to receive national recognition for the 2019-20 academic year.
To be eligible, a program displays excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale. There were 227 Division I women’s programs honored.
“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 Buckeyes thrived in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. Eleven student-athletes secured Academic All-Big Ten laurels while 16 were named OSU Scholar-Athletes. Jordan Fry, Mia Grunze, Lauren Witte and Camryn Moeller capped off the year with Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors. Witte and Grunze also achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the academic year.