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Nov. 19, 2012

The University of South Carolina men’s and women’s soccer team were announced as recipients of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year.

A total of 717 college soccer teams (220 men, 497 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the award. A sum of 148 schools, including the University of South Carolina, had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized with the honor. The women’s team boasts the highest GPA in the SEC and is the only SEC team listed in the upper echelon.

The university is one of nine in the country to have their men’s team ranked in the top 25 and their women’s program in the top 40.

School GPA
Western Michigan University 3.65
South Carolina State University 3.63
Bowling Green State University 3.61
Central Michigan University 3.61
Arkansas State University 3.59
University of Toledo 3.58
Jacksonville State University 3.57
Louisiana Tech University 3.57
University of New Mexico 3.57
Baylor University 3.56
Belmont University 3.56
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 3.56
Illinois State University 3.55
Kent State University 3.55
Presbyterian College 3.55
Southeast Missouri State University 3.55
Gonzaga University 3.54
La Salle University 3.54
University of Illinois 3.53
Loyola University Chicago 3.52
Butler University 3.51
Marquette University 3.51
The Citadel 3.51
Eastern Washington University 3.50
University of Denver 3.48
University of Minnesota 3.48
University of North Carolina-Wilmington 3.48
University of South Alabama 3.48
University of Washington 3.48
DePaul University 3.47
Marshall University 3.47
Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville 3.47
University of Memphis 3.47
University of South Carolina 3.47
University of South Florida 3.47
Middle Tennessee State University 3.46
Northern Kentucky University 3.46
University of Nebraska-Omaha 3.46
Lafayette College 3.45
Providence College 3.45
University of Idaho 3.45