Men's Soccer: WVU Earns NSCAA Academic Award


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
November 17, 2010 01:48 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University men’s soccer team earned an NSCAA Team Academic Award for its team grade point average (GPA) for the 2009-10 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced today.

The Mountaineers, who earned the award for the third-straight season, are one of 194 soccer teams in all divisions to have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA. WVU held the third-highest GPA of the eight recognized BIG EAST Conference teams, with a 3.15 GPA.

“We’re really proud of the guys. It has been a great year on the field, as well as in the classroom,” coach Marlon LeBlanc said. “Our guys have done a fantastic job in the classroom thanks to the support of Stephanie White in the academic center. Our team has been able to be successful in all facets of their collegiate career.”

WVU currently has a record of 10-7-2 and will host Xavier on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The match is schedule to kickoff at 7 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and the WVU women’s soccer team also won an NSCAA Team Academic Award, making West Virginia one of 124 schools in all divisions to have men’s and women’s teams honored.



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