LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Four Southeastern Conference volleyball squads have earned the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the 2013-14 season.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate 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.
SEC teams receiving the honor include: Alabama, Auburn, Missouri and South Carolina.
The AVCA Team Academic Award has become one of the AVCA's fastest growing awards programs, seeing an impressive surge in teams honored over the past several years. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 676.