BATON ROUGE – For the second year in a row, members of the LSU Soccer team have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for their outstanding academic performance with the NSCAA Team Academic Award while maintaining a 3.05 cumulative team grade-point average during the 2012-13 academic year.
The Tigers were also honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award a year ago after compiling a strong 3.21 team grade-point average for the 2011-12 academic year.
The NSCAA announced Thursday morning that a total of 862 college soccer programs have been honored as award recipients this year after posting a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the past year. That includes 269 men’s programs and 593 women’s programs honored for their academic efforts in 2012-13.
The NSCAA has honored 13 of the SEC’s 14 women’s soccer programs with this year’s team award as the Tigers join the likes of Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.