KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Carleton College men’s soccer team has once again earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. The Knights’ impressive streak of success in the classroom has recently been matched by their performance on the field. This fall Carleton won their fifth MIAC regular-season title over the last six seasons.
For the 2011-12 academic school year, the Knights earned a GPA of 3.36, tied for 24th across all NCAA divisions and eighth in Division III. A total of 221 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.
Carleton has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award every year since 2000. The Knights have the longest streak of earning this award of any other school in the MIAC. The next closest streak among conference squads is seven years. This season, five MIAC men’s soccer programs received this honor.
Carleton was one of 150 schools in the nation to have both its men’s and women’s programs receive this award, making this the 12th consecutive year that the Knights have earned double academic recognition. All of the other MIAC institutions have combined to record only 22 occurrences of double men’s and women’s honors during the previous decade.