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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

July 28, 2010

AVCA Honors Northwest for Academic Excellence

Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 season. The Bearcats are one of 55 Division II programs to receive the award and one of five representing the MIAA.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Northwest’s volleyball team currently boasts 13 members who maintain a cumulative GPA above 3.0. Three members – Brit Bahr, Alicia Watson and Wendy Whelan – hold a 4.0 cumulative GPA following the 2009-10 academic year.


For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468