Lexington, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that the Sterling College Volleyball Program is one of 481 teams that have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 season. This number once again breaks the previous years' total of 450 and sets a new all-time high for this award.
SC head coach John Harding’s 2010 squad performed above expectations during the season, finishing sixth in the KCAC final standings. This award is recognition of how Coach Harding is successful in instilling excellence in one of the three areas in which the SC Athletic Department strives for excellence. The Sterling Athletic Department promotes and expects academic success, athletic success, and spiritual growth out of the athletes that attend Sterling College.
The Team Academic Award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, 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 or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
"A hearty congratulations to all the volleyball coaches whose teams won the 2011 AVCA Team Academic Award