HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team
earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year for its sixth
"We pride our self as a program on the type of student athlete we recruit to Quinnipiac," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Dave Clarke. "While success on the field is a goal, it is not the primary one for my players. The most important aspect of their attending Quinnipiac is the academic pursuit and the NSCAA award recognizes their accomplishments in the classroom."
In order to be eligible for the annual accolade, each team must post a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher. A total of 442 women's soccer teams received the academic award for the 2009-10 season. Quinnipiac was one of 131 programs across the country to have both their men's and women's programs recognized. The Bobcats posted a combined 3.23 grade-point-average on the year.
Quinnipiac was one of five programs from the Northeast Conference to receive the women's Team Academic Award. Central Connecticut State, Monmouth, Long Island and Mount St. Mary's also received the honor.