Men's and Women's Soccer Earn Team Academic Awards
Nov. 21, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis men’s and women’s soccer teams each earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the NSCAA announced Thursday.
Memphis is one of 182 schools to have both the men’s and women’s programs recognized. A total of 862 college soccer teams (269 men, 593 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
The Memphis men’s team earns the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the sixth time in team history and is recognized for the fifth consecutive season. The Tigers posted a 3.37 GPA, the highest of the four American Athletic Conference teams honored, during the 2012-13 academic year. Louisville (3.34), Temple (3.14) and South Florida (3.01) are the three other men’s programs for league to earn this year’s award.
The Lady Tigers earn the NSCAA award for the seventh straight season and the ninth time in program history. The team posted a 3.49 GPA during the 2012-13 academic year, which was the highest among the seven American Athletic Conference women’s programs to be recognized. Temple (3.30), Louisville (3.29), USF (3.20), SMU (3.18), Rutgers (3.18) and UConn (3.16) were the other six conference teams to earn the award.
The University of Memphis Center for Athletic Academic Services has diligently worked to provide support services to ensure that U of M student-athletes succeed in the classroom and obtain undergraduate degrees. Coach Grant and Coach Monaghan would like to thank Bob Baker, Meghan Pfeiffer and the entire Academic Support staff for their past and present work with the men's and women's soccer programs.