Washington University Men’s Soccer Earns 2011-12 NSCAA Team Academic Award
St. Louis, Mo., November 19, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team was among 221 college men’s soccer teams recognized with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year.
Washington University posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.45 to tie for second in NCAA Division III with fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) member Case Western Reserve University. St. Olaf College topped Division III and all divisions with a 3.80 team GPA. Lynn University (3.61) and Long Island University-Brooklyn (3.47) also ranked ahead of Washington U. in all divisions, while Western Michigan University posted a 3.45 team GPA to tie with Washington U. and Case for fourth-best.
Twelve members of the Washington University men’s soccer team received Academic All-UAA honors for the Bears by carrying at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA: Juan Alban, Randy Gartside, Jonathan Jebson, Jonathan Lipsey, Andrew Martin, Nik Patel, Zac Query, Martin Schoen, James Underwood, David Wang, David Wilson, and Brian Wright.
The Washington University men’s soccer team finished the 2012 season with a 10-5-2 record and made its third-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears finished in a four-way tie for the UAA Championship, marking the eighth conference title in school history.
A total of 723 college soccer teams (221 men, 502 women) posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year. Of that total, 150 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized. To see a complete listing of this year’s NSCAA College Team Academic Award recipients, visit: http://www.nscaa.com/a730.