WAYNE – Stepping aside from the pitch and into the classroom, the Wayne State College women’s soccer program was awarded with the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award in early October.
The coaches association office in Kansas City, Missouri made the announcement on Thursday, October 4 for the 2017-18 academic year.
This marks the fourth consecutive year and eighth overall that the Wildcats have received the honor. To qualify for the award, a team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the entire academic year.
Wayne State College athletes posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.57. The Wildcat GPA was the second highest of eight NSIC teams to receive the honor, trailing only Minnesota State-Mankato’s 3.66.
Other NSIC teams included Concordia-St. Paul (3.53), Bemidji State (3.44), Minnesota Duluth (3.36), MSU Moorhead (3.35) and Minnesota Crookston (3.31).
A total of 781 college teams (293 men, 489 women) earned the Team Academic Award.
The Wayne State College women’s soccer team is 3-7-1 overall (3-5-1 NSIC). WSC will visit MSU Moorhead Friday at 3 p.m. while playing against Northern State on Sunday at 1 p.m.