Soccer Teams Earn College Team Academic Award

Nov. 16, 2012

CHICAGO - The Loyola University Chicago men and women's soccer teams received recognition for outstanding academic achievement as they were each honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2011-12 College Team Academic Award on Nov. 15.

Those teams who post a grade point average of 3.0 or higher earn the annual recognition, with 717 college soccer teams across all-divisions recognized this year. Loyola was one of two programs in the Horizon League to have both teams earn this accolade.

The women's team placed in the top 10 percent of the NSCAA women's teams honored, collecting a 3.52 grade point average, the second highest in the Horizon League behind UW-Milwaukee with a 3.56. On the men's side, the Ramblers topped the League, earning a 3.35.

Both teams concluded the 2012 campaign with bids to the Horizon League Tournament as they each finished sixth in the regular-season standings. The women's team garnered an 8-9-3 overall record while the men's team ended 5-12-2 overall.