May 7, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In addition to finding continued success on the court, the Purdue volleyball team received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for posting a multi-year academic progress rate among the top 10 percent of its sport. The Boilermakers are receiving the award for the ninth-straight season.
The Purdue volleyball team also claims elite status on the court as one of only five Division I teams to reach the NCAA Sweet 16 each of the last four years. The Boilers ended the 2013 season ranked eighth in the final AVCA Coaches Poll after its second Elite Eight run in the last four seasons and seventh Sweet 16 berth in the last nine seasons.
Junior Val Nichol was named AVCA All-America third team, while junior middle blocker KiKi Jones earned honorable mention accolades. In the classroom, redshirt freshman Faye Adelaja garnered Academic All-District V honors, while 10 Boilermakers received Academic All-Big Ten acclaim.
The APR, now in its eighth year, measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes completing on every Division I sports team. The most-recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.
The full listing of NCAA Public Recognition honorees is here.