The Seattle University women's soccer team was recognized for its performance in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year, earning the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, announced recently by the national organization.

“As a coaching staff, we are very proud of the commitment our student-athletes place on striving for excellence in the classroom,” said head coach Julie Woodward. “Receiving the NSCAA College Team Academic Award is a great honor and one I hope we continue to strive for every year as a team.”

The team combined for a 3.09 grade point average in 2011-12, one of 497 women’s soccer programs across all divisions throughout the country to earn the award for posting a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Also winning several conference and national awards this year, the squad positively represents Seattle U both on and off the field.

The Seattle University women's soccer team completed their first year in the Western Athletic Conference this season, making it to the conference tournament before falling in the semifinals to eventual tournament winner, Utah State.

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