LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has earned an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2007 season.   NMU was one of 353 teams for the 2007-08 season, which is a record, on the list which included women’s teams in NCAA I, II and III; NAIA, NCCAA, junior college and high school.  Men’s teams included NCAA all divisions and high school.  The Wildcats were one of 39 NCAA II teams.


The award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school 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.


NMU’s GPA was a 3.61. Gannon, Michigan Tech and the University of Findlay were selected from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). 


Breakdown of Classification

NCAA I women – 70

NCAA II women – 39

NCAA III women – 62

NCAA men – 3

NAIA women – 21

NCCAA women – 2

Junior College women – 15

High School girls – 128

High School boys – 13



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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director