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Knights Earn Yet Another NSCAA Team Academic Award

November 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Carleton College men’s soccer team has earned yet another National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Team Academic Award after posting a team cumulative GPA of 3.34 for the 2012-13 academic year. The Knights have received this award each year since 2000.

As of late, Carleton’s dominating streak of success in the classroom has been matched by its play on the field. This fall, the Knights advanced to the postseason for the seventh consecutive season, tops in the MIAC. The year was capped by the program’s third-ever trip to the NCAA Championships.

The Knights team 3.34 GPA not only easily topped the MIAC, but the figure tied for 20th among the 398 Division III men’s soccer program. It also tied for 40th across all NCAA divisions. A total of 269 men’s soccer programs received this honor, after posting a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Over the course of the award’s history, the Knights have posted the nation’s top overall grade point average three times. The Carleton men own the longest streak among all MIAC programs—male and female—of earning this award.

The Carleton women also extended their stretch of team academic awards to 13 years. 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.