Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

HAMDEN, Conn. - For the fifth consecutive season, the Quinnipiac University women's soccer team was named an National Soccer Coaches Association of America Academic College Team for the 2008-09 academic year. To become eligible to receive this award, the entire team must accumulate a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.00 or above on a 4.00 scale. Quinnipiac was one of 326 programs across the country to qualify for this accolade.

"The award, our fifth in a row is positive recognition for the accomplishments of our players in the classroom and the type of student athlete we have recruited to Quinnipiac," said head coach Dave Clarke. "The fact that the team has received this award with the majority of our players studying in programs such as Nursing, Physical Therapy and Physicians Assistant speaks well for our program."

The Bobcats combined to post a 3.40 GPA last season with 24 players contributing to the total grade-point-average. Of the 326 programs recognized, only 72 women's teams compiled a 3.4 GPA or higher in the 2008-09 academic year, placing the Bobcats in the top 25% of the programs recognized.

Quinnipiac was one of five programs from the Northeast Conference to receive the honor. Central Connecticut State, Monmouth, Long Island and Bryant also made the NSCAA's academic listing.