Pack Volleyball earns 2nd consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

Pack Volleyball earns 2nd consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 16, 2018) – For the second consecutive season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball earned a Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

The AVCA Team Academic Award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year. This award honors collegiate and high school 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 or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. 

Pack Volleyball achieved a 3.38 GPA in the 2017-18 academic year. This included a 3.40 GPA while the ThunderWolves were in their competition season.

In 2018, 128 D-II teams received the AVCA's Team Academic Award. The ThunderWolves were on of seven Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schools to earn this honor.

Mikala Morris (Sr., Tempe, Ariz.) earned Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. She was a Third Team Academic All-American and was selected to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Morris was also on the RMAC's All-Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her career. Morris graduated with a 4.0 GPA and degrees in Mass Communications, Political Science, and Spanish.

Caitlin Broadwell (Sr., Lawrence, Kan.) also earned Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Broadwell received a First Team Academic All-RMAC selection. She achieved a 3.72 GPA while majoring in psychology.

Page Heller, Misha McDowell, and Elena Michalski all earned a spot on the RMAC's All-Academic Honor Roll. Heller (So., Vancouver, Wash.) holds a 3.83 GPA in Liberal Studies.

McDowell (Sr., Gilbert, Ariz.) accomplished a 3.46 GPA while studying Exercise Science Human Performance. She also led the Pack with 29 service aces.

Michalski (Sr., Longmont, Colo.)owns a 3.66 GPA while studying business management in the CSU-Pueblo Hasan School of Business. She will serve as a student-assistant for the Pack in 2018-19.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.