Camel Volleyball Program Honored with AVCA Team Academic Award

Marissa DeMais ´11
Marissa DeMais ´11
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has honored the Connecticut College volleyball program with its Team Academic Award. The 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. Connecticut College was one of 75 Division III institutions honored on the team. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Camels have been recognized by the AVCA for their academic prowess. Head coach Josh Edmed was pleased with his team´s commitment to excellence in the classroom and on the volleyball court. "I am very proud that our team has received the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2009-2010 academic year," Edmed said. "This marks the fourth year in a row and sixth time in the past seven years we have been honored with this award. Our girls work extremely hard both on the court and in their academic pursuits and I know they are thrilled to be able to achieve a high level of success in both areas. They are an exceptional group of student-athletes." The 2009 Camel squad has earned its share of recognition for its academic performance this year. Lauren Wise (Oakton, Va.) was joined by Marissa DeMais (Hillsdale, N.J.) and Chelsea Manning (Cockeysville, Md.) on the New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Academic team. For the second straight year, DeMais was recognized for her academic achievement on the ESPN The Magazine/COSIDA District One Volleyball All-Academic Second Team. The 2009 Camels posted 22 wins against just six defeats, climbing as high as #4 in the New England Regional rankings. Connecticut College will open the 2010 slate Friday, September 10 with the Johnson & Wales University Invitational in Providence, R.I.

August 2, 2010

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