Soccer receives NSCAA Team Academic Award
Nov. 16, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Soccer program received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year, according to an announcement by the organization this week. The Longhorns posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.26 during the previous school year. It is the fourth-straight year UT has received the NSCAA honor.
A total of 717 college soccer teams (220 men, 497 women) recorded a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher in 2011-12, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
During the fall of 2011, UT had nine players receive Academic All-Big 12 Team honors, including seven selections to the first team. In 2012, the Longhorns again placed nine on the academic all-league squads with eight first-team picks, the most for the program since eight in 2007.
Last month, Julie Arnold (Education), Kristin Cummins (Government), Brooke Gilbert (Education), Cierra Grubbs (Natural Sciences/Pre-Med), Kara Hoffman (Sport Management), Brenda Saucedo (Biochemistry/Pre-Med), Allison Smith (Chemistry) and Gabby Zarnegar (Public Relations) were Academic All-Big 12 First-Team selections while senior Hannah Higgins (Communication Science Disorders, Speech/Language Pathology) earned second-team honors.