Women's Soccer: Wins Team Academic Award


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
November 17, 2010 01:49 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University women’s soccer team earned its ninth-consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

WVU is one of 436 women’s soccer teams in all divisions to post a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the 2009-10 academic year. The Mountaineers posted a team GPA of 3.26 last year, marking WVU as one of 10 BIG EAST teams honored with the award.

“This is a great team award and I am always happy when the team receives an honor such as this one,” said coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “We continue to be successful both on and off the field, thanks to the help of Erica Wycherley and the rest of the academic support staff.”

West Virginia, the No. 3 seed in its region, now awaits a match with No. 2 seed Boston College in the NCAA Round of 16 this weekend. The match is set to take place on Friday, Nov. 19, at Newton Soccer Field in Newton, Mass., at 7 p.m.

Coach Marlon LeBlanc and the WVU men’s 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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