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Knights honored once again for academic excellence

October 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm
Carleton Women's Soccer
Carleton Women's Soccer
Photo: Nathan Klok

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 17th consecutive year, the Carleton College women’s soccer team earned the United Soccer Coaches’ (formerly the NSCAA) Team Academic Award after posting a team cumulative GPA of 3.56 for the 2016-17 academic year.

The cumulative GPA recorded by head coach Jocelyn Keller’s squad ranked 27th across the 431 Division III programs and is tied for 66th across all NCAA divisions (1,023 total women’s teams). A total of 533 women’s soccer programs across the country received the NSCAA’s award after posting a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Carleton men own the longest active streak among all NCAA men's programs, earning this award at 18 years. The Knight women are one of seven NCAA women's programs—and one of only two in Division III—to pick up the award every year since 2001. The next-closest active streak among MIAC squads of either gender is 10 years.

Carleton was one of 195 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 17 times in as many years, only two other MIAC institutions have pulled off the men’s-women’s double even 10 times over that same span.