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Lucky Number 13! Knights Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

November 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – For the 13th consecutive year, the Carleton College women’s soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Team Academic Award after posting a team cumulative GPA of 3.57 for the 2012-13 academic year. The Knights have earned this honor every year since 2001.

The cumulative GPA recorded by head coach Jocelyn Keller’s squad ranked fifth across the 428 Division III programs and is tied for 21st across all NCAA divisions. A total of 592 women’s soccer programs across the country received this honor, after posting a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. This year eight MIAC women’s soccer programs earned the award.

The Carleton men own the longest streak among all MIAC programs—male and female—of earning this award at 14 years. The Knight women are next with 13 consecutive academic honors. The next closest streak among conference squads of either gender is eight years.

Carleton was one of 186 schools in the nation to have both its men’s and women’s programs receive this award. While the Knight men and women have earned double academic recognition 13 times in as many years, all of the other MIAC institutions have combined to record only 24 occurrences of double men’s and women’s honors over that same span.