St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 5, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's soccer teams were both recognized for their work in the classroom with the 2016-17 United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic Award.
WashU was one of five University Athletic Association (UAA) schools that had both the men's and women's teams recognized: Brandeis University, Case Western University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago.
The men recorded a grade point average of 3.53, while the women posted a team GPA of 3.44.
In the fall, the WashU men had two student-athletes earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors in Nick Knight and Jack West.
The WashU women had two student-athletes earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in Lizzy Crist and Hannah Rosenberg. In addition, Crist earned First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades, becoming the seventh player in school history to achieve the honor.
United Soccer Coaches annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. A total of 814 soccer teams (282 men, 532 women) posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year. Of that total, 196 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized.
College Team Academic Award recipients are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program with a composite grade point of average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster.