KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The UNCG women's soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Team Academic Award for the 12th straight season, the NSCAA announced recently.
"We are honored to be recognized for the 12th year in a row by the NSCAA for outstanding academic achievement," said Nuggent. "Academics continues to be an integral part of our program here at UNCG. This award reflects the tremendous commitment that our players have to their education. Our goal is to continue achieving great things within the UNCG community, and this is possible because of the amazing student-athletes that represent us on and off the field."
To earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award, teams must post at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year. A total of 875 soccer teams (275 men, 600 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year.
Coach Steve Nugent's squad turned in a grade point average of 3.35 for the 2012-13 academic year to take the distinction.
18 Spartans finished with a 3.0 GPA or higher to land on the 2012-13 Southern Conference honor roll with three student-athletes earning a perfect 4.0 GPA. Karin Sendel, Zoe Fishman and Jamie Simmons all finished with 4.0 GPAs during 2012-13 academic year.
UNCG was one of seven Southern Conference schools to earn the award, joining Appalachian State, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern and Western Carolina. UNCG posted the fourth highest GPA among SoCon schools.
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