Kansas City, Kansas - The Alma women's soccer team has once again been recognized by the NSCAA for their outstanding work in the classroom. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has released the list of college teams receiving the Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year and you don't have to look far to find the Scots. To be eligible for the award, the cumulative annual GPA for the team must exceed a 3.00.
There were only a total of four MIAA women's programs honored. In the 2011-12 academic year, Alma's team GPA was a 3.22.
Alma has received the honor for 11 consecutive years dating back to 2002, including all six years of Head Coach Jeff Hosler's tenure. The six-year active streak is the best in the MIAA, and the 11 year active streak is currently fifth longest among all NCAA Division III women's soccer programs.
NSCAA Team Academic Award Active Streak
1. Maryville College (TN) 1998-2012 -- 15 years
2. University of Scranton (PA) 1999-2012 -- 14 years
3. Austin College (TX) 2000-2012 -- 13 years
4. Carleton College (MN) 2001-2012 -- 12 years
Webster University (MO) 2001-2012 -- 12 years
5. Alma College (MI) 2002-2012 -- 11 years
Baldwin-Wallace (OH) 2002-2012 -- 11 years
University of Rochester (NY) 2002-2012 -- 11 years