Royals Earn Team Academic Award

Royals Earn Team Academic Award

The EMU women's soccer team has earned the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches. The award recognizes the team GPA from the 2019-20 academic year.

This is the fifth time in the past six seasons that the team claimed the award from the coaches association, including the past three seasons in a row.

"We are extremely proud of the group we had last year and their commitment to academics," said Head Coach Ted Erickson. "We have worked hard to create a program that deeply cares for academic success because we believe if we can step onto the field and not be worried about upcoming academic events, then we can put forth a better athletic performance."

The United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) started its team academic award in 1996. To qualify, a college team must hold a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Eastern Mennonite women had a team GPA of 3.45. A total of 556 four-year institutions of all levels earned the national award.