Aug. 7, 2013
For the fifth consecutive season, Rice Volleyball received the Team Academic Award from the AVCA. The award honor's Rice's team GPA during the 2012-13 school year.
The Owls had two C-USA All-Academic selections in 2012, with Megan Murphy and Laurie McNamara taking home those honors. McNamara also picked up CoSIDA Captial One Academic All-District honors.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
Rice has received the award every year since the 2008-09 school year. The Owls open the season on Aug. 30 at Fresno State.