A July 7 Instagram post by La Cueva Volleyball reveals they were awarded the 2022 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award. Text in the image reads, “State Champs on the court and excelling in the classroom! Always striving to be the best!”
According to the American Volleyball Coaches Association website, the 2022 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award winners list will be published July 18. The award is given to high school and college teams that display excellence in the classroom and maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Last year, 1,284 teams were honored for academic excellence, according to a 2021 AVCA press release. The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with AVCA in 2021 to “build enduring relationships with the AVCA member community and lend our support to those coaches and athletic facilitators who help young Americans win battles every day.”
The 2021 press release says, “The mission of AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development.” The association has more than 7,000 members.