SLU Women's Soccer Wins 7th Straight Academic Award
The St. Lawrence University women's soccer program earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, for the seventh consecutive season, after achieving a team grade point average above 3.0 for the 2018-19 academic year, as announced by the association on Thursday.
The Saints, who were one of 644 total women's teams across all divisions to be recognized, had a combined 3.503 GPA. To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible.
"The women's soccer program takes great pride in the quality of our academic work," said head coach Sinead McSharry. "Honoring the Division III philosophy takes incredible dedication to balance being a good student-athlete, as well as give back to the institution and local community. We have a group of outstanding young women who commit to that purpose day in and day out. The blending of such experiences and the opportunity to do so is what makes being a student-athlete at St. Lawrence so special."
St. Lawrence has garnered the award in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
The USC also recognized 345 men's programs, for a total of 989 collegiate awards given, while 255 schools had both their men's and women's teams earn the award.