Bulls Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
TAMPA – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America honored the University of South Florida men's soccer team with an NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2007-08 academic year.
“It’s very fun to work with a team committed to academics and athletics,” said USF head coach George Kiefer. “When you look on the field at what we have done, reaching the Sweet 16 and getting to an Elite Eight and then also doing a good job in the classroom, it shows the program is heading in the right direction.”
The Bulls were one of 370 collegiate soccer teams, 107 of which were men's squads, to post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Bulls registered a team GPA of 3.14 to earn the national recognition.
"The student-athletes that make up USF’s men’s soccer team are not only leaders on the field, but also in the classroom," said Justin Miller, Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Development. "They consistently demonstrate the hard work and dedication that is needed to achieve academic success at USF. We are very proud that these student-athletes have received such a prestigious recognition and expect this to only encourage their continued success in the future."
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 23,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year.
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