Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Award

  • By Grant Dovey
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  • November 21, 2013 03:10 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University men’s soccer team earned an NSCAA Team Academic Award for its team grade point average (GPA) for the 2012-13 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced today.
The Mountaineers, who earned the award for the sixth-straight season, are one of 269 soccer teams in all divisions to have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA.
“We have grown into a nationally prominent program both on and off the field, and this receiving this award for the sixth-consecutive season shows that,” coach Marlon LeBlanc says. “I want to thank our student-athletes, coaches and support staff, specifically our academic counselor’s Erin Brady and Stephanie White.”
WVU finished the season with a 7-7-5 record and a fourth-place finish in the MAC.
Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and the WVU women’s soccer team also won an NSCAA Team Academic Award, making West Virginia one of 184 schools in all divisions to have men’s and women’s teams honored.