Marquette Soccer Teams Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

Markus Roeders has seen all 16 of his MU squads earn NSCAA Academic Awards

Dec. 5, 2011

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's soccer teams earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The honor is awarded to teams with a 3.0 grade point average or better.

Marquette was one of 153 schools nationwide to have both its men and women's team achieve this award.

The Marquette women's team, coached by Markus Roeders, averaged a 3.47 GPA while Louis Bennett's men's squad, averaged a 3.00 GPA. The two teams combined for 41 BIG EAST All-Academic Team selections following the 2010-11 academic year.

"Congrats to our ladies for another honor that highlights their excellence in the classroom," said Roeders. "We expect a lot from them and they are true shining stars when it comes to pursing their academic endeavors and graduating from Marquette. Not only are we among the elite programs in the country on the field but also with our work in the classroom. We are very proud of them and will continue to strive for excellence in all things"

It is the women's soccer team's 16th consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award. Marquette is one of 19 teams in the final regular season NSCAA Top 25 to be recognized for work off the field.

The 2011 season proved to be historic for both programs as the women's team claimed its third straight BIG EAST Conference American Division title and the men's team earned its first ever BIG EAST Conference Blue Division championship.




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