The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
The Bison received the award for the third consecutive year and for the 15th time overall.
NCAA Division I recorded its highest-ever total number of recipients, honoring 146 programs.
NDSU returns 14 players from last season’s team that won seven of the final nine regular-season matches and advanced to the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament. The Bison open the season at the Tiger Invitational in Columbia, Mo., on Aug. 28-29, taking on host Missouri, North Texas and Winthrop.