Lexington, Ky. – The Eastern Washington University women's volleyball program once again finds itself among the nation's academic elite, earning the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches' Association for the third straight season and the 12th time in program history.
The Eagles were one of a record 147 NCAA Division I programs that received the award given to those programs that maintain a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average.
EWU was one of three Big Sky Conference programs along with Idaho, Northern Colorado to earn recognition.
No stranger to academic success, Eastern was recognized by the AVCA for seven consecutive seasons beginning in 1999. Current head coach Wade Benson saw EWU receive five AVCA Team Academic Awards during his previous tenure from 2000-07. The Eagles are earned distinction following their 2010 campaign.
Eastern will host its annual alumni match on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. before officially kicking off its 2015 season against Seattle in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 28.