Lexington, Ky. (July 22) – The MIT women's volleyball team collected its 14th consecutive United States Marine Corps (USMC)/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award as announced by the AVCA on Monday. In addition, the Engineers earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row by virtue of having one of the top 49 GPAs among Division III women's programs. The college ranks produced 629 programs that met the requirements, including 231 Division III teams.
Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the USMC/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 24-7 ledger at the conclusion of the 2019 season, marking the program's 27th straight 20-win campaign. The Engineers collected a league-high nine NEWMAC Academic All-Conference selections while Madison Lee '20 earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
Lee was named the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year and was tabbed to the All-Conference First Team. Rising senior Andie Maloney (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was also an All-Conference First Team honoree while Alexis Groark '20 was voted to the All-Conference Second Team. Maloney, Groark, and rising senior Emily Condon (Orange, Calif.) also represented the Cardinal and Gray on the AVCA New England All-Region Team.
Sixteen of MIT's opponents qualified for the AVCA Team Academic Award while six were placed on the Academic Honor Roll. Click here to view the complete list of recipients.