KU Soccer Claims NSCAA Academic Team Award
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 12th-consecutive year, the Kansas soccer team earned a Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
Head coach Mark Francis‘ squad posted a team GPA of 3.33 during the 2014-15 academic year, marking the 12th-straight season the Jayhawks have earned a 3.0 grade point average or better, and the highest team GPA among the 17 other sports Kansas Athletics sponsors.
The Jayhawks were one of 554 women’s soccer teams (NCAA all divisions) honored by the NSCAA and joined seven other Big 12 squads which were recognized. KU boasted eight Academic All-Big 12 selections last season, all of which were named to the first team. Kansas saw 18 of its 24 student-athletes who were members of the 2014 roster boast a cumulative GPA above 3.0 throughout the academic year.
Kansas finished the 2014 season at 15-6-0 with the third-most wins in school history, and advanced to the program’s sixth NCAA Tournament.
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