For the sixth year in a row, the MIT men's and women's volleyball teams qualified for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. Vassar College was the only other Division III double-honoree while George Mason, Harvard and Stanford accomplished this feat at the Division I level.
The college ranks produced 259 programs that met the requirements, including 90 among Division III women's teams. Joining MIT on the list from New England was Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, Emerson College, Husson University, Middlebury College, Springfield College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Williams College. On the men's side, Bard College and NYU rounded out the field.
Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, this award honors collegiate and high school teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 mark on a 5.0 scale.