Friday, August 16, 2013

MIDD Receives AVCA Team Academic Award Again

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 7, 2013) -  The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced last week that 622 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 season.  This number once again breaks the previous year's total of 536 and sets a new all-time high for this award. 

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, 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.

"Excellence doesn't happen by accident, either on the court or in the classroom," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "It takes consistent preparation, relentless effort, and determined leadership. A full year of academic achievement, by an entire team of individual students, is a remarkable achievement.  What better way to start a new season than with a celebration of an award so emblematic of all that is necessary for sustained success."     

This was a press release from the AVCA, and Middlebury College was one of 93 Division III Women's teams that was honored with this award.  I'm very proud to say that we've qualified for this award every year, which is quite impressive, I think.  That about sums it up!  Well done, TEAM!! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Fun in CA!

Kathryn sent these fun photos of her with her father at a sprint triathlon this summer.

Way to go, Kathryn!  You both look great, and you are looking especially strong in the second photo!  :)  I'm glad to see you out enjoying some summer family fun.  It's always good to see cross-training taking place. 

It turned out that a couple of MIDD alums approached them to say hello when they say Kathryn's MIDD tee shirt.  Plus, a couple of Maddie's relatives--Rabbit and an uncle--were participating in the same event.  Fun MIDD times out on the West Coast!  Happy August, everyone!