Marquette Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award
Nov. 20, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's soccer team has earned an NSCAA Academic Team award for the 2011-12 academic year. The award is given to teams with a 3.0 grade point average or higher.
The Golden Eagles have now won the award for 17 consecutive years. Marquette posted a combined 3.51 GPA in the past academic year and was in the top-25 for team GPA. Of teams listed in the top-40, only MU, Baylor and Denver advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.
"Congratulations once again to our ladies," head coach Markus Roeders said. "They excel in the classroom, on the field and in life. We couldn't be more proud of them how they represent themselves and Marquette University. They consistently raise the bar and always strive for excellence. We have received this honor for the 17th consecutive year which speaks for the outstanding women who are and have come through this program. Not only do they pride themselves on being fantastic students but when you combine that with our success on the field, we rank in the top three or four programs in the country."
The Golden Eagles concluded a historic season that saw a fourth consecutive BIG EAST American Division title and a first-ever BIG EAST Championship title. With an 18-2-3 record, MU recorded the third most wins in program history and had a record-setting 17 shutouts in the 2012 season.