WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
Women’s soccer earns NSCAA Team Academic Award
All the work in the classroom has paid off for the JU women’s soccer team as it was awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The award is given to teams that finish the season with a team grade point average of over 3.0 - the Dolphins posted a team GPA of 3.37 for the 2010 season. The squad is one of 436 women’s soccer teams nationally to be honored throughout Division I, II and III. A total of 630 soccer teams (194 men, 436 women) earned the accolade.

“We’re very proud of the accomplishments both on and off the field,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “They have put forth great effort towards their academic success and we are proud of the recognition they are receiving."

The Atlantic Sun Conference was also tabbed by the NSCAA as the top academic women’s soccer league. Nine of the 11 women’s soccer programs appeared on the list, the highest percentage in the country.

“This recognition shows that coach Copham and his staff places just as much of an emphasis on academics as they do on the field,” said Chris Johnson, director of student-athlete services. “It’s good to see that their hard work in the classroom has paid off and I expect them to continue to do great things in the upcoming semesters.”