The American Volleyball Coaches Association recognized the NJIT women's volleyball team for the AVCA's annual team academic award covering the 2016-17 academic year, the AVCA announced.

The Highlanders earned their fourth straight team academic award, maintaining a minimum grade-point average of a 3.30 for the academic year.

The NJIT women were one of 145 NCAA Division I programs recognized to receive the accolade for the 2016-17 season.