July 27, 2012

Women's Volleyball Team Earns Fifth-Straight AVCA Academic Award

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team has been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for its work in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year.

The Polar Bears earned the AVCA's Academic Team Award by maintaining at least a 3.30 GPA. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bowdoin has earned the honor.

"I couldn't be more proud of our players for achieving this award," said head coach Karen Corey. "Their hard work shows that they are dedicated to being the best students they can. I am very proud that strong academic performance is a part of the culture of our program."

In addition to excelling in the classroom, the Polar Bears reached new heights on the court as well. The team set a new program record for victories (27), won the program's first-ever NESCAC Championship, and earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid and victory last fall.

Bowdoin will open its 2012 campaign on September 7 against Plymouth State at the Endicott Invitational.