Kansas City, Kan. - October 20, 2016 - The Springfield College women's soccer program was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its dedication to academics as well as athletics, as the Pride was selected as a recipient for the 2016 NSCAA Team Academic Award.
The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. Posting a cumulative GPA of 3.44, the Springfield College women's soccer program was one of seven institutions within the the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to be recognized.
A total of 914 soccer teams (324 men, 590 women) from throughout the United States have earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. Among these programs are 236 schools, including Springfield College, received honors for both their men and women's teams.
To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
The Springfield College women's soccer program currently stands at 8-4-2 and will host WPI on Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. on Brock-Affleck Field.