KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2019) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the Team Academic Award winners at the high school and collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year.
A total of 999 college teams (347 men, 652 women) earned the Team Academic Award, including 259 schools who had both their men’s and women’s programs among the recipients.
At the high school level, 288 teams (112 boys, 176 girls) were honored with the Team Academic Award, including 29 schools earning recognition for both their boys’ and girls’ programs.
United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school and college soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full academic year.
College Team Academic Award recipients are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program with a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster for the 2018-19 academic year.
The High School Team Academic Award is bestowed upon teams led by active United Soccer Coaches members with a composite grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster during the 2018-19 academic year.