Kansas City, Kan. - October 12, 2017 - The Springfield College women's soccer program was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches for its dedication to academics as well as athletics, as the Pride was selected as a recipient for the 2017 College Team Academic Award. This marks the sixth-consecutive season that the Pride was recognized for its academic success.
The United Soccer Coaches 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 3.56, the Springfield College women's soccer program was one of four institutions within the the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to be recognized.
A total of 842 soccer teams (296 men, 546 women) earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 academic year. Among these programs are 210 schools, including Springfield College, which 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 10-2-0 and will host Ohio Wesleyan on Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. before returning to Brock-Affleck Field on Sunday, October 15 for a 12 p.m. contest with No. 4 Williams College.