Men's and Women's Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
St. Louis, Mo., December 8, 2009 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s soccer teams were both recognized with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team-Academic Award for the 2008-09 academic year, as announced by the association.
A total of 575 soccer teams posted a team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the honor, but Washington University was one of just 99 schools to see both its men’s and women’s teams achieve the feat.
The Washington U. women’s soccer team ended the 2008-09 academic year with a team GPA of 3.58, while the men’s team posted a team GPA of 3.44.
The Bears were one of five schools from the University Athletic Association (UAA) to see both its men’s and women’s soccer team earn the Team Academic Award; Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Chicago and University of Rochester also earned the honor.
The Washington University women’s soccer team ranked ninth out of the 333 women’s soccer programs across the country to report a 3.0 GPA, and the Bears were first among the eight schools that comprise the UAA. Of the 143 men’s soccer programs that were honored, the Bears ranked in a tie for fourth place in the nation, and the Bears were also first in the UAA.