AVCA Recognizes Moccasins for Academic Excellence

The 2013 Mocs have been recognized by the AVCA for a Team Academic Award.The 2013 Mocs have been recognized by the AVCA for a Team Academic Award.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Florida Southern was one of a record 94 NCAA Division II institutions that were recognized nationwide on Tuesday afternoon for its academic excellence by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as the Moccasins have earned an AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 school year.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic years, honors collegiate (all levels) and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the past 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. Overall, the AVCA recognized a record 676 teams in all levels for academic excellence in 2013-14.

FSC, who had a team GPA of 3.495 for the 2013-14 school year, was one of five Sunshine State Conference schools honored this year by the AVCA. The other SSC schools recognized were Barry, Lynn, Rollins and Tampa.

The 94 schools honored in Division II this year surpassed last year's record of 77 winners. In addition, NCAA Division I set a new record with 134 programs earning recognition, while NCAA Division III also had a new record of 126 programs honored and NAIA had 33 programs recognized. Since the award's inception in 1992-93, over 1,000 different schools have earned an AVCA Team Academic Award, with 6,126 awards having been given out total in the last 22 years.

It marks the seventh consecutive year that Jill Stephens' Moccasin volleyball program has been recognized by the AVCA for academic excellence.  

Click here for the complete list of 2013-14 AVCA Team Academic Award winners

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