The EMU women's volleyball team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 season.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that achieve academic team excellence by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average.
This is the third straight season the Royals have earned the Team Academic Award, this year holding a team GPA of 3.62.
EMU is one of a record 231 schools in NCAA D-III women's volleyball to win the award with an AVCA total of 1,313 teams earning the achievement, also a new high.
The volleyball women closed the 2019 season with their best record since 2001, finishing at 13-13. Carrie Bert resigned in January after five seasons as head coach. She was replaced by Casey Steinbrecher, a longtime associate coach at D-I James Madison University.