Harvard men's volleyball was recognized with the AVCA Team Academic Award for the sixth straight year, having a top-5 GPA among all collegiate men's programs in the nation. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for a sixth straight year, one of 19 collegiate men's programs in the nation to earn the award. Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but two, while amassing a 532 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 822.
Harvard finished 10-13 overall with a 7-7 mark in conference play. Harvard was among the nation's best at the net, averaging 1.12 blocks/set. Senior Marko Kostich, an All-EIVA Second Team selection, returns to lead the Crimson this upcoming season.