Courtesy of Edgewood College, Sports Information Department
MADISON, Wis. -- The term student-athlete isn't just lip service for the Edgewood College men's and women's soccer teams. Both squads received the 2009 College Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Edgewood College is one of 99 schools in the nation (all NCAA divisions and NAIA) to have both their men's and women's teams honored.
To earn the award, teams are required to have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2008-09 academic year. The Edgewood College women's team recorded a team grade point average of 3.36 last year, while the men's team scored a 3.26 average. Head Coach Tim Alexander has coached both squads simultaneously for the last 17 seasons.
This season marks the third consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award for the women's soccer program and the second in a row for the men's team. Nationwide, 331 women's teams and 143 men's teams were honored by the NSCAA.