Mocs Volleyball Recognized For Academic Excellence

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday for the program’s academic excellence. Chattanooga was one of 130 Division I programs recognized by the AVCA.

“This is another great academic award for our program,” Head Coach Travis Filar said. “Our performance on the court is important, but being a student comes first. I believe that is reflected by our grades and our team’s ability to live up to the ‘student-athlete’ title.”

The Mocs volleyball team rounded out the 2012 fall semester with a 3.32 grade point average, one of a record-setting 11 UTC programs recording at least a 3.0 g.p.a for the term. During the span, former Moc Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) was named the volleyball program’s first Academic All-American while fellow Spring 2013 graduate Heather Parman (Ooltewah, Tenn.) sported a cumulative 4.0 g.p.a. at the end of the semester. A record 11 volleyball student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll while 10 others earned Dean’s List status.

Three Mocs, including Teter, Parman and Bridget Camacho (Cumming, Ga.), were each named Academic All-SoCon as all three student-athletes displayed a 3.3 g.p.a. or higher. Eleven Mocs were also named to the Southern Conference Honor Roll for the 2012-13 school year.

A total of 622 institutions were recognized by the AVCA for academic excellence including high school teams. The number is an AVCA record and includes SoCon opponents Appalachian State, The Citadel and Western Carolina.

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