KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 23, 2021) — 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 2020-21 academic year.

A total of 651 soccer teams (241 men, 410 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2020-21 academic year. Of that total, 115 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized.

2020-21 College Team Academic Award Recipients
All-Time College Team Academic Award Recipients: Men | Women

At the high school level, a total of 282 soccer teams (113 boys, 169 girls) from throughout the United States have earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2020-21 academic year. Among these programs are 31 schools receiving honors for both their boys and girls teams.

2020-21 High School Team Academic Award Recipients
All-Time High School Team Academic Award Recipients: Boys | Girls

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 2020-21 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 2020-21 academic year.