The ULM Volleyball and Beach Volleyball program have both been honored as recipients of the 2016-17 AVCA Team Academic Award . The AVCA is proud to honor on and off the court successes of our member coaches and their student-athletes through our many awards programs. While there are hundreds of thousands of volleyball players and coaches, only a handful of those can call themselves AVCA award winners. Coaches with active AVCA memberships can put forth nominations for an award where they will be evaluated by their coaching peers. The AVCA is proud to know our member coaches are developing their student-athletes to become recognizable leaders on and off the court. We are equally proud of the many steps our member coaches have taken to improve themselves in the craft.
"I'm incredibly proud of both our indoor and beach volleyball players for their constant efforts and dedication to achievement in the classroom. I'm especially proud of the Beach Volleyball team for achieving one of the top 4 team GPAs in the country for Beach Volleyball. Every player that chooses to attend ULM and chooses to represent either our indoor or beach volleyball programs does so knowing that we have an expectation of excellence in the classroom. I feel that our players are the ones that set the tone and expectation for academic success. As coaches, we just help them achieve the goals they set for themselves by helping them plan and map out pathways for that achievement. Between our players' desire and drive for perfection and the outstanding support from our staff in the SSC, the recipe for success is there. I have no doubt that we will continue to chase and achieve our goals and high standards in the classroom." Head Coach Patrick Hiltz