Royals earn team academic award

The EMU women’s soccer team has earned the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches. The award recognizes the team GPA from the 2019-20 academic year.

This is the fifth time in the past six seasons that the team claimed the award from the coaches association, including the past three seasons in a row.

“We are extremely proud of the group we had last year and their commitment to academics,” said Head Coach Ted Erickson. “We have worked hard to create a program that deeply cares for academic success because we believe if we can step onto the field and not be worried about upcoming academic events, then we can put forth a better athletic performance.”

The United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) started its team academic award in 1996. To qualify, a college team must hold a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Eastern Mennonite women had a team GPA of 3.45. A total of 556 four-year institutions of all levels earned the national award.

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