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HANOVER, N.H. – For the fifth time in the past six years, the Dartmouth volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Award, as announced by the organization on Monday. 

A record 822 teams earned the distinction for the 2016-17 season, which breaks the previous year’s total of 764 to set an all-time high.

“I am very proud of our team for receiving the academic award,” head coach Gilad Doron said. “It is a reflection of our players’ commitment to maintaining a high standard in the classroom.”

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, Penn and Yale joined Dartmouth on the list.