Women’s Soccer Receives 2011-12 NSCAA Team Academic Award
Photos by Sahil Patel
St. Louis, Mo., November 19, 2012 – Following a season where the Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and set a single-season school record in wins, the Bears were recognized for their work in the classroom with the 2011-12 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award.
Washington University posted the second-highest grade-point average (3.68) among all NCAA Division III teams for the 2011-12 academic year, and were ranked third behind Trinity University (Texas) (3.85) and Grace College (3.71) for tops in all Divisions.
In addition, Washington U. had a conference-best 18 student-athletes earn Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors for carrying a minimum GPA of 3.3: Darcy Banco, Kaylin Balley, Becky Berels, Allie Betley, Lauren Clatch, Tessa Delaney, Kate Doyle, Emily Gosché, Caitlin Heim, Rachel Ing, Clara Jaques, Jessica Johnson, Tessa Klumpp, Nicole Martin, Jodi Rosenzweig, Kate Sanner, Lauren Steimle and Hilary Stepansky.
Washington University ended the 2012 season with a school record 19-2-1 overall mark, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals for the sixth time in school history. The Bears also won their eighth UAA Championship, and were ranked No. 3 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire and No. 4 in the D3soccer.com Top-25 polls.
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.