A number of local volleyball teams have received academic honors from the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association.
Team academic awards are for teams whose team GPA is 3.50 or higher. Teams with a GPA from 3.75-4.00 receive the Gold Academic Award. Teams with a GPA from 3.50-3.74 receive the Silver Academic Award. Team GPA's are calculated using the 10 highest cumulative and non-weighted GPA's on the section playoff roster. Players in the 9th grade or younger are not be used in the calculation.
In the PheasantCountrySports.com coverage area, the teams recognized for their academic achievements include:
GOLD- Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (3.80), Benson (3.76)
SILVER- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3.74), Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta (3.71)
Several other area teams also received MNVBCA academic awards:
GOLD- - Sauk Centre (3.95), New York Mills, (3.89), Pequot Lakes (3.84), Browerville (3.82), Henning (3.82), Sebeka (3.76), Verndale (3.76)
SILVER- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (3.72), Pillager (3.70), Minnewaska Area (3.64), Alexandria (3.63), Parkers Prairie (3.62), Wadena-Deer Creek (3.61)