King earns AVCA Team Academic Award

AVCA Team Academic Award

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year since becoming NCAA Division II members, the King University women's volleyball team has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Six individuals earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in both semesters, leading the Tornado to a 3.822 team GPA for the 2013-14 school year. Kelsey Griffitts led this group as she became the first King women's volleyball player to earn Capital One Academic All-American honors with a 3.97 cumulative GPA in her four years at King, including a 4.0 in her final season.

The Conference Carolinas co-champions where one of two conference teams to earn the award as they were joined by Lees-McRae College. King has earned the award in every season since 2005-06, except for the 2009-10 season when King was not affiliated with either the NCAA or NAIA.

In all, a record 676 teams were recognized in the AVCA Team Academic Award, and 94 NCAA Division II team earned the distinction.