UNCG earns NSCAA Team Academic Award for ninth straight year
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – UNCG's 10th-ranked women's soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Team Academic Award for the ninth straight season, the NSCAA announced Wednesday.
Coach Eddie Radwanski's squad turned in a grade point average of 3.27 for the 2009-10 academic year to take the distinction. Seven Spartans earned Academic All-Southern Conference honors in 2009-10, including Kelly Attayek, Nicole Danford, Casey Godwin, Kelsey Kearney, Lauren Lopez, Heather Mitrisin and Jenn Partenheimer. Attayek and Lopez earned CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III honors, while Lopez and Partenheimer were NSCAA Scholar All-Region picks.
UNCG went 19-2-1 overall and 11-0-0 in the Southern Conference this season, setting numerous school records along the way. The Spartans turned in the most wins and fewest losses in school history, in addition to running off a school-record 16-game winning streak. UNCG won its fifth straight SoCon regular-season title, its seventh SoCon tournament title, made its ninth NCAA tournament appearance and picked up a top-10 national ranking for the first time since 1996.
To earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award, teams must post at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year. UNCG was one of 436 women's teams across all divisions to earn the honor, which it has done in each of Radwanski's seasons at the helm.
The complete list of winners can be found here.
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