The Colby Community College Lady Trojans volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for their classroom performance. The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.
Colby finished the 2017-18 academic year with a 3.37 GPA and is one of just 26 two-year college programs in the nation to be recognized. It marks the seventh time in nine years under head coach Carey Jones the program received the award.
Scholastic excellence was only part of the story for a team that also enjoyed success on the court. The Lady Trojans posted a 23-11 record and went 10-6 in the competitive Jayhawk Conference western division.
"This is a great honor for Coach Jones and is a testament to the type of program she strives for," said CCC athletic director Mike Saddler. "To be recognized for the success of the program in the classroom while also putting together such a successful season on the court shows she's preparing her team for success after Colby both on the court and in life."
The 2018 squad is preparing for their season opener Aug. 24-25 at a tournament hosted by Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb. The first home match is August 29 against Dodge City.