A number of local volleyball teams have received academic honors from the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association.
Team academic awards are for teams whose team GPA is 3.50 or higher. Teams with a GPA from 3.75-4.00 receive the Gold Academic Award. Teams with a GPA from 3.50-3.74 receive the Silver Academic Award. Team GPA's are calculated using the 10 highest cumulative and non-weighted GPA's on the section playoff roster. Players in the 9th grade or younger are not be used in the calculation.
In the SportsCow.com coverage area, the teams recognized for their academic achievements include:
GOLD- New York Mills, (3.89), Pequot Lakes (3.84), Henning (3.82), Sebeka (3.76), Verndale (3.76)
SILVER- Pillager (3.70), Wadena-Deer Creek (3.61)
Several other area teams also received MNVBCA academic awards:
GOLD- Sauk Centre (3.95), Browerville (3.82), Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (3.80), Benson (3.76)
SILVER- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3.74), Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (3.72), Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta (3.71), Minnewaska Area (3.64), Alexandria (3.63), Parkers Prairie (3.62)
Congratulations to all of the teams and all of the student-athletes for their outstanding performance, both on and off the court.