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Rhodes’ Volleyball and Tennis Teams Receive Academic Honors

Publication Date: 7/29/2011

The Rhodes College Women′s Volleyball Team has been honored with its sixth straight American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. The award is given to those college and high school teams who achieve a cumulative team GPA of 3.3 or higher out of a 4.0 scale during the 2010-2011 academic year. The team′s cumulative GPA for the year was 3.37.

Besides the Lynx, Southwestern University was the only other school from the SCAC to receive this honor. "Every year one of our team goals is to win the AVCA Team Academic Award," says Coach Sam Lambert. "Receiving such an honor is a true testament to our players′ dedication to their work in the classroom as well as our success out on the volleyball court."

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Also, Rhodes’ Men and Women’s Tennis Teams have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). To earn ITA All-Academic Team honors, a team must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters. View a list of those who earned Scholar-Athlete honors.

Tags: Athletics, Campus Life, Honors, Students

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