Nov. 16, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team was among a group of schools nationwide selected as a recipient of the Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
The NSCAA annually recognizes programs that have excelled in the classroom by earning a combined cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for the 2011-12 academic year.
Georgetown was one of 242 Division I programs recognized, including 13 BIG EAST Conference schools. The Hoyas were one of only seven BIG EAST schools with a combined cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 or higher.
The Georgetown men's team was also recognized and the Hoyas were one of only 150 schools at all Division levels to have both their men's and women's programs earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Under the direction of Head Coach Dave Nolan, the Georgetown women's program has been a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award in six-straight seasons and in seven of the nine years he has been the head coach. Overall, Georgetown has been recognized nine times.
Georgetown (16-3-3) plays Baylor (18-1-4) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today at 4 p.m. at Fetzer Field on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.