Women's Soccer Named NSCAA Team Academic Award Winner

Nov. 30, 2010

MILWAUKEE - With a team cumulative grade point average of 3.42 for the 2009-10 academic year, the Marquette women's soccer team was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award Winner. It is the 15th-consecutive season the Golden Eagles have earned the honor. 

Marquette is one of 17 teams in the final regular season NSCAA Top 25 to be recognized for work off the field. Only 36 Division I schools had a higher team grade point average than Marquette for the 2009-10 academic year. 

"Our ladies pride themselves on excelling in the classroom and on the field.  We are among the elite programs when you consider academic success, athletic accomplishments and our conduct as a program," said three-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year Markus Roeders. "Ultimately, it is about getting an education and fulfilling our academic goals. Our team continues to strive to be the very best they can be and have done it for 15 consecutive years; we are very proud of them for their achievements."

Following the 2009-10 academic year, 25 members of the women's soccer team were named to the BIG EAST Academic Team.

The Golden Eagles finished the 2010 season 16-5-3 overall, and ranked No. 12 by the NSCAA and No. 9 by Soccer America. Marquette won the BIG EAST American Division Title for the second straight season with a perfect 11-0-0 record, and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.




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