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    July 23, 2012

    By Bill Ford

    AVCA Release

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois volleyball team has been honored as an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award recipient for the seventh consecutive season.

    SIU is one of 103 NCAA Division I schools to receive the honor for finishing the 2011-12 academic year with a team GPA above 3.30. Saluki volleyball’s team GPA for the year was 3.31.

    Seven players from the 2011 squad carried a GPA of 3.30 or better and Bailey Yeager carried a perfect 4.0 through the year. SIU is one of seven Missouri Valley Conference schools to receive the honor this season.