The Eastern Mennonite University women's volleyball team was one of 173 NCAA D-III and a record 973 overall to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.
To be eligible for the AVCA Team Academic Award, a team must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
In addition, EMU earned recognition as a team which reached their Dig Pink fundraising goal.
The Royals advanced to the 2017 ODAC Tournament, marking the first time in a decade the team qualified for the postseason tourney. With an overall record of 11-17, the women staked their best winning percentage and also tied for the most wins in a season, both since 2001.