Xavier Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Award

Head Coach Woody Sherwood

Head Coach Woody Sherwood

Dec. 13, 2013

2012-13 Team Academic Awards

CINCINNATI - The Xavier women's soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for its performance in the classroom.

XU earned a National Team Academic Award after achieving a 3.41 grade point average as a team during the 2012-13 school year. This award celebrates the previous school year's accomplishment. This season's (2013-14) will be announced next November.

Eight of the ten BIG EAST Conference teams earned the NSCAA's Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year. The Team Academic Award is presented to collegiate teams with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or greater.

Overall, 875 college soccer programs earned the award. Of that total, 600 women's programs were recognized and 192 schools, including Xavier, had both their men's and women's programs recognized.

On the field, the team finished with a record of 9-8-1, including a season finale 2-0 shutout win at Creighton.

About the NSCAA 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.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit the NSCAA website at NSCAA.com.