Women's soccer garners 2015-16 NSCAA team academic award

By Jacob Knabel on Oct. 17, 2016 in Women's Soccer

NSCAA team academic award winners

SEWARD, Neb. – Recently the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named the Concordia University women’s soccer program one of its 2015-16 College Team Academic Award winners. Head coach Greg Henson’s 2015-16 squad posted a collective 3.61 team grade point average.

A total of 914 soccer teams (324 men, 590 women) from throughout the United States earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. Among these programs were 236 schools receiving honors for both their men and women's teams. To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.

Concordia has become a regular winner of the NSCAA award. In addition, Henson’s program has led the GPAC in NAIA Scholar-Athletes each of the past three seasons. The 2013 Bulldogs topped the entire nation in Scholar-Athletes and its 3.75 GPAC was best among collegiate women’s soccer programs at all levels of competition. The 2015-16 Bulldogs were also recognized as an NAIA Scholar-Team. Its 3.61 GPA rated fifth best out of all NAIA women’s soccer programs.