Men's and women's track & field, volleyball teams earn accolades.
Men’s track & field
The Cal U men's track & field program was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic Team.
The Vulcans received All-Academic status for a consecutive season and the seventh time in the last decade. In order to earn All-Academic Team laurels, a program must obtain a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. A total of 114 NCAA Division II programs were honored for their academic performance.
Cal U holds a cumulative 3.145 GPA in men's track & field.
Women’s track & field
For the 10th-consecutive year, the Cal U women's track & field program was named as an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Additionally, sophomore Divonne Franklin received individual USTFCCCA All-Academic status for the first time in her career. To qualify for the individual laurel, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
As a team, the Vulcans boast a cumulative 3.403 GPA and were one of 12 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) programs to receive the team award. In order to receive All-Academic Team accolades, a program must obtain a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. A total of 149 NCAA Division II programs were recognized for their academic performance.
The Cal U volleyball program recently received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the third-consecutive season.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-1993 academic year, recognizes collegiate and high school volleyball teams that display excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
This year, the AVCA recognized 1,313 winners to eclipse last season's record by almost 200 teams. There was an all-time record 171 NCAA Division II volleyball programs recognized by the organization this year.
The Vulcans were one of 12 teams from the PSAC to earn the academic award from the AVCA for the 2019-20 academic year. It marks the ninth time in program history that Cal U has received the laurel.