The Emory University volleyball program has been recognized for excellence in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year by earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.
The award, which was initiated in 1992-93, 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.
The Eagles of head coach Jenny McDowell concluded this past academic year with a GPA of 3.48 and were one of four University Athletic Association teams to garner the award. All totaled, 90 Division III programs were recognized while 102 Division I and 67 Division II teams received academic acclaim.
Emory finished the 2011 campaign with an overall record of 36-5, tying the school record for most wins in a season.