Lexington, Ky. (August 8) – The MIT women's volleyball team collected its 13th consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award as announced by the organization last month. In addition, the Engineers earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll by virtue of having one of the top 33 GPAs among Division III women's programs. The college ranks produced 505 programs that met the requirements, including 175 Division III teams.
Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 mark on a 5.0 scale.
MIT generated a 25-5 ledger at the conclusion of the 2018 season, marking the program's 26th straight 20-win season. The Engineers advanced to the semifinals of the NEWMAC Tournament for the 30th year in a row but fell to Babson College in four sets.
Joining MIT on the list from New England was Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Connecticut College, Eastern Nazarene College, Emerson College, Endicott College, Husson University, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Middlebury College, Plymouth State University, Salve Regina University, Simmons University, Springfield College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Williams College, and Worcester State University.