Pack Volleyball honored with AVCA Team Academic Award

Pack Volleyball honored with AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) –  Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball earned a Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association Monday.

The AVCA Team Academic 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 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. 

Five ThunderWolves student-athletes claimed a spot on the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll. Pack seniors Katie Burnett (Austin, Texas) and Megan Schultz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) both earned First Team Academic All-RMAC honors.

Juniors Caitlin Broadwell (Lawrence, Kan.), Elena Michalski (Longmont, Colo.), and Mikala Morris (Tempe, Ariz.) all earned RMAC Honor Roll spots. As a team, CSU-Pueblo posted a 3.42 team GPA in the 2016-17 academic year.

"This award is consistent goal for our program and represents the strong emphasis on academics that is so important to our program," said head coach Jill Muhe.  "I am very proud of our team's work in the classroom this last year and very happy that their hard work can be recognized by this award." 

The Pack was one of seven RMAC schools to collect this award. In total 118 D-II colleges received this honor. CSU-Pueblo last earned the AVCA Team Academic Award in 2014.

Muhe's ThunderWolves will journey to Canyon, Texas Sept. 1 to start their season with a doubleheader against St. Mary's College and West Texas A&M University. The Pack will open their home slate with the Steel & Silver Classic starting Friday Sept.8 at 11 a.m.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.