On the court, it was a tremendous year for the JWU women's volleyball team. Not to be outdone, the Wildcats were also outstanding in the classroom as they earned the AVCA Team Academic Award and achieved a Top-25 Team GPA. In order to qualify for the award, teams must have a 3.30 cumulative grade point average for the year. Last year, women's volleyball ranked second in the department with a 3.65 GPA. JWU has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award 5 times including all 4 years under head coach Nancy Somera. Read more.