Kansas City, Mo. – Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Clark University have been named recipients of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 academic year it was announced by NSCAA President, George Perry early last week.
“This is a tremendous honor for both of our programs,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation, Trish Cronin. “Our student-athletes continue to show that at Clark you can be successful on and off the playing field.”
In order to be selected, teams must post a collective grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Of the 861 collegiate teams that were selected (279 men, 582 women), Clark was one of just 188 institutions that had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized. In fact the Cougars joined Emerson and Springfield as the only three teams in the 11-member New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to have both teams honored.
The men posted an overall team GPA of 3.30 – second behind only Springfield (3.33) among the four NEWMAC men’s teams to earn the honor, while the women (3.51) were third of the conference teams behind Springfield (3.59) and Smith (3.54).