For the Texas volleyball team, a high level of success is sustained both on and off the court. The team the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 title according to the league's head coaches, and now has earned a USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the overall performance in the classroom.
Teams must post a year-long grade point average of 3.30 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) to qualify. UT's team GPA was 3.55.
This is the fourth consecutive season in which Texas has received such an honor, joining 1,312 other college teams this season from the NAIA, NJCAA, NCCAA and NCAA. That record-breaking number is nearly 200 more teams than last year, and the most ever in history of the award, which started in the 1992-93 school year. Six national champions, including Div. I national champion Stanford earned the award. Texas was one of four Big 12 volleyball teams to win the award: the others were Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas.
A full schedule has not been released for the 2020 volleyball season, but a road trip to face Texas A&M Sept. 18 has been announced.
The Longhorns' home games will be played in the Erwin Center so social distancing can be followed.