|Posted January 6, 2009|
Pack Soccer Earns Team Academic Award
PUEBLO, Colo - The CSU-Pueblo women's soccer team was honored for their achievements in the classroom this week, as the National Soccer Coaches Association announced that the ThunderWolves had earned the NSCAA's College Team Academic Award for 2008. The ThunderWolves, who placed four student-athletes on the RMAC Soccer Scholar-Athlete team this fall and had another four earn honorable mention, carried a composite GPA over 3.2 and were one of only two RMAC schools academically recognized by the NSCAA this year.
This was the second consecutive year the Pack earned NSCAA recognition in the classroom. "We really have a group of ‘triple-threat' student-athletes," commented Coach Dave Morris, "women who excel on the field, in the classroom, and in contributing to our community. This award is also recognition of the great job that our faculty, academic advisors, and support programs do every day. CSU-Pueblo provides not only a great education but our students get tremendous support from teachers and advisors who really care. And we always hope that will show through in their achievement."
The National Soccer Coaches Association is the largest single sport coaches association in the world. It's team academic award is announced in conjunction with its annual convention, and is given to college teams that earn a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better during the academic year.