Women’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Saint Leo University women's soccer team was among a number of distinguished teams annually recognized for excellent performance in the classroom by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

A total of 862 college soccer teams (269 men, 593 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year.  Saint Leo finished 2012-13 with a 3.11 GPA as one of eight Sunshine State Conference women's soccer teams to make the list.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.