Red Raiders Receive AVCA Academic Honor|
The Texas tech volleyball team was honored with the AVCA Team Academic Award for the third time in four years, helped by Nicole Hragyil's 4.0 GPA.
Aug. 7, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Texas Tech has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2013 season.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average.
The Red Raiders were one of four Big 12 teams to earn the award. The AVCA honored 134 programs in 2012-13, the most in the history of the award. Overall, 676 high school and collegiate teams were honored—also a record for the award.
Texas Tech’s eight 2013 Academic All-Big 12 selections ranked second in the conference, and was the most in school history. Seven of those athletes made the first team. Nicole Hragyil made the first team while carrying a 4.0 GPA.
This marked the third time in the last four years Texas Tech has received the award.
The Red Raiders will hold their first practice of 2014 this Saturday, at 3:30 p.m., at the United Supermarkets Arena, and will have their first match on Aug. 29, against Sacred Heart, in Fullerton, Calif., at the Titan Classic.