Western Carolina has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2018-19 Team Academic Award.

This marks the fifth consecutive season and ninth time overall that WCU has been honored.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, recognizes collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.3 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.1 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

As a team, the Lady Cats compiled a 3.554 GPA. Juniors Meagan Sanchez and Abigail Veit, sophomore Caroline Perret and freshmen Sydney Carlson, Merry Gebel, Haley Multerer and Noelle Soldo were each named to the Chancellor’s List in either the fall or spring semester. Perret, Sanchez, Veit and graduated senior Emma Tynan were named to the Southern Conference Fall All-Academic Team.