INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women's soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their hard work in the classroom as the team finished the 2012-13 season with a GPA above 3.0.
This year's honor marks the sixth time that the Bulldogs have received the award. The 2012-13 team posted a 3.47 team GPA under head coach Tari St. John.
A total of 872 soccer teams (274 men, 598 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year. Of that total, 190 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized. Butler was one of those schools as the men's team posted a GPA of 3.28.
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.
The NSCAA is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.