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Women's soccer earns NSCAA Academic Award

Posted by Judy Riley on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

The University of Minnesota, Morris women’s soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award for the 10th time. To earn this honor the team’s cumulative team grade point average (GPA) must be a 3.0 or higher.

The UMM women earned a collective cumulative GPA of 3.56 in the 2007-2008 academic year. Their hard work in the classroom brought them the third highest GPA in the nation among the 400 plus NCAA Division 3 schools sponsoring women’s soccer. When measured against all NCAA women’s soccer teams, which number over 700, the team earned the ninth highest cumulative GPA.

“Given the rigor of the coursework here at the University of Minnesota, Morris this is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Women’s Soccer Head Coach Dan Magner. “The young women on our team are curious seekers of knowledge who epitomize what a student/athlete is all about. As diligent and attentive as they are to their studies they all maintain a wonderful balance of mental, physical and social health in their lives. Each of these young women contributes to the vibrancy and positive energy here at UMM. It is an honor and joy to work with them.”

For more information on this award visit NSCAA.

Team photo by Danter's Photography, Morris