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Lady Cougars Receive Academic Award

The 2010-2011 Clearwater Christian College Lady Cougars volleyball team has received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In order to be a recipient of this award, the team must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. At the end of their ninth year of receiving the academic award, the Lady Cougars sustained a 3.53 team GPA.

Since its inception in the 1992-1993 academic year, the Team Academic Award has steadily grown into one of the most highly sought after awards in the area of high school and collegiate sports. Not only does the receipt of this award stand as a testament to competent teamwork and athletic ability, but also a dedication to collectively excel in scholastic pursuits.

Coach Vickie Denny said, “We have won 10 national titles, and 9 of those years we also received the AVCA Academic Award. While the girls have been recognized for their achievement on the court, they should also be commended for their success in the classroom."

The AVCA recognized the accomplishment of the Lady Cougars in a recent press release: "This year, the AVCA is proud to recognize two programs -- Concordia University-St. Paul (NCAA Division II), and Clearwater Christian College (NCCAA Division II) – both of whom excelled in the classroom and on the court."

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Congratulations, Lady Cougars!