A stellar season on the court continued off it this summer for the Houston High School volleyball team as the Lady Tigers received the VCA Team Academic Award.
Coach Loran Richardson's team was one of 24 24 high school teams in Missouri to receive the honor. The Lady Tigers had a 3.59 team grade-point average.
The award, initiated in the 1992–93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
“Academic achievement does not happen by accident,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “I’m so proud of the hundreds of coaching staffs that make excellence in the classroom a priority.”
The AVCA, an educationally based nonprofit headquartered in Lexington, KY, is the largest and most diverse volleyball coaches’ association in the world. With a broad mandate to develop the sport, the AVCA provides leadership, recognition, advocacy, and professional development opportunities to over 8,000 volleyball coaches. Members include college, high school, club, and youth coaches, and well as a wide variety of product and service providers.
Further information is available at avca.org.