Tiger Volleyball Earns Game PlanTM/AVCA Team Academic Award
Aug. 23, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis volleyball team received the Game PlanTM/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2005-2006 season. One of 54 Division I volleyball programs to be honored, logged a 3.327 cumulative GPA for the 2005-06 school year. The 54 Division I schools to be acknowledged is a single-season record for number of collegiate schools at any division receiving the award.
Memphis has garnered the Team Academic Awards three times, including being honored in back-to-back years in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. The Tigers, who placed 10 student-athletes on the Tiger 3.0 Club and 12 on the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll, were one of just three C-USA schools to earn the Academic Award.
The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors college and high school teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale during the school year. Nominating head coaches must be AVCA members. Each school will receive a plaque, and each player a certificate commemorating the designation.
NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN (54 teams) Institution State Head Coach American University DC Barry Goldbe Appalachian State University NC Chad Callihan Arkansas State University AR Craig Cummings Bowling Green State University OH Denise Van De Walle Bradley University IL Scott Luster BYU UT Jason Watson Cleveland State University OH Chuck Voss Creighton NE Kirsten Bernthal Booth DePaul University IL Amy Kleyweg Eastern Michigan University MI Kim Berrington High Point University NC Chad Esposito Indiana University IN Katie Weismiller Indiana State University IN Julie Krofcheck Kansas State University KS Suzie Fritz Long Island University NY Toby Rens Marshall University WV Mitch Jacobs McNeese State University LA Dale Starr Missouri State University MO Melissa Stokes North Dakota State ND Zaundra Bina Rice University TX Genny Volpe Rider University NJ Emily Ahlquist Saint Francis University PA Scott Gleason South Dakota State University SD Andrew Palileo Southern Illinois University IL Brenda Winkeler Stanford University CA John Dunning Syracuse University NY Jing Pu The University of Hartford CT Don Ferguson The University of Montana MT Allison Weston The University of New Mexico NM Kelley Sliva McKee The University of Tennessee at Martin TN Amy Draper United States Military Academy NY Glen Conley University of Akron OH Mike Sweitzer University of Cincinnati OH Reed Sunahara University of Denver CO Beth Kuwata University of Evansville IN Mike Swan University of Florida FL Mary Wise University of Kansas KS Ray Bechard University of Memphis TN Carrie Yerty University of Nebraska NE John Cook University of North Carolina Wilmington NC Jennifer McCall University of North Florida FL Bryan Bunn University of Northern Colorado CO Lyndsey Benson University of Notre Dame IN Debbie Brown University of Northern Iowa IA Bobbi Peterson University of Oregon OR Jim Moore University of Toledo OH Kent Miller University of Wyoming WY Pat Stangle UW-Milwaukee WI Kathy Litzau Valparaiso University IN Carin Avery Villanova University PA Gilad Doron Virginia Tech VA Greg Smith Western Illinois University IL Kym McKay Western Michigan University MI Colleen Munson Wichita State University KS Chris Lamb