KANSAS CITY, Kan. – For the 12th consecutive year, the Carleton College women’s soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. The Knights have earned this honor every year since 2001.
For the 2011-12 academic school year, the Knights earned a GPA of 3.56, tied for 19th across all NCAA divisions and third in Division III. A total of 504 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 this award. With 12 consecutive academic honors, Carleton has the longest streak of any other school in the MIAC, with the next closest being seven years.
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.