November 21, 2013

Bears Soccer among 2012-13 academic award winners

2012-13 NSCAA Team Academic Award winners

-- The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) annually recognizes college soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. The Northern Colorado women's soccer team was again added to that list as the 2012-13 awards were announced Thursday.

The Bears were honored with the award after achieving a 3.27 team grade point average for the 2012-13 academic year. A total of 593 women's college soccer teams posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

The award is the program's fourth in a row and 11th overall.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.