LEXINGTON, Ky.  –  For the third year in a row, the Dartmouth women’s volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Award, as announced by the organization earlier this week. The Big Green were one of a record-high 623 teams to be honored for their hard work off the court during the 2013-14 season. 

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 a cumulative team grade point average of 3.30 or better on a 4.0 scale. Fellow Ivy League members Brown, Harvard, and Yale joined Dartmouth on the list.

NCAA Division I recorded their highest-ever total number of recipients when they honored 136 programs, which is six more teams than during the 2012-13 season. Over 1,000 different schools have earned the award in the program’s 22-year history.