Jan. 16, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After concluding the 2012 season with its program-record fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team notched its fifth-straight semester with at least a 3.30 overall team GPA, hitting the mark once again in the final academic semester of 2012.
“We’re very proud of the effort and hard work our team puts forth towards achieving their academic pursuits,” said head coach Rob Patrick. “We believe that at the University of Tennessee you can be very successful academically, while also playing for championships, and that’s something our volleyball program has exemplified consistently.”
The Big Orange has now had seven players earn 4.0 GPAs over the past four semesters.
Tennessee, which under Patrick ranks second in the Southeastern Conference with 103 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll accolades since 1997, is also the only team in the league to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award the past two years.
In addition, the Lady Vols have recorded a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher for 10-consecutive semesters.
The volleyball team was one of 11 Tennessee athletic teams to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2012 semester and also hold a cumulative GPA above 3.0.