Tiger Volleyball Team Receives Academic Award for Second Consecutive Year
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Aug. 17, 2000

Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis volleyball team has received its second consecutive team academic award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the 1999-2000 school year.

The Tigers posted the 10th-highest GPA in NCAA Division I with a team GPA of 3.41. In all, 18 Division I schools were recognized. Memphis was the lone NCAA Division I Tennessee school on the list, but Memphis-based Rhodes College was recognized in the Division III category. There were 140 colleges and high schools that were honored by the AVCA and Molten.

"Obviously, I'm very proud of this team and the commitment they show both on and off the court," Head Coach Carrie Yerty said. "They take great pride in setting the standards for all other student-athletes at The University of Memphis."

The U of M posted the third-highest GPA (3.48) last year when they first received the AVCA award.

Memphis had seven players named to the Commissioner's honor roll last season for having a GPA above 3.0. Six Tigers received Commissioner's Medals for having a GPA above 3.75.

The Tigers have opened their pre-season camp and will travel to Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. to open their season against Bradley, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Toledo, Sept. 1-2. Memphis opens its home stand with the University of Memphis Invitational. Memphis will host Mississippi, Mississippi State, Syracuse and Nicholls State at the Invitational.

AVCA/Molten Team Academic Award

NCAA Division I

Winthrop University- 3.61
Western Kentucky University- 3.60
Indiana State University- 3.52
University of Tulsa- 3.50
Morehead State University- 3.50
Southeast Missouri State- 3.46
Indiana University- 3.44
Eastern Michigan University- 3.42
University of Memphis- 3.41
Louisiana State University- 3.38
University of Nebraska- 3.38
Wisconsin-Milwaukee- 3.37
Stephen F. Austin State- 3.37
Kent State University- 3.34
Stetson University- 3.32
Central Michigan University- 3.31
University of Evansville- 3.31
University of Pittsburgh- 3.30
St. John's University- 3.30



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