LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Georgia Southern Volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2010 season after posting a 3.37 grade point average for the entire 2010-11 academic year.

Volleyball also led all Eagle teams with a 3.46 GPA in the spring semester and posted their fourth-straight 3.0 or better semester. Eight members of the 2010 SoCon Volleyball Tournament Champions were named to the Dean's List while three were added to the President's List.

"The team set a few goals this past season and one of their academic goals was to receive the AVCA academic award," said Head Volleyball Coach Chad Callihan. "This is a special group that truly wants to excel in every facet of their lives. They are willing to put forth the work to attain their goals. It is exciting to see them earn this award in addition to all of the on-court accolades they have garnered."

GSU was one of 92 Division I programs honored by the AVCA and one of two Southern Conference teams on the list.

The AVCA Team Academic Award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year and honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that posted a 3.30 cumulative team GPA during the academic year. The AVCA recognized a record 481 teams across 10 different classifications in 2010-11.

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