Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's and men's soccer teams have been honored with the prestigious Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), it was announced this week by the organization?s media relations director.
The NSCAA Team Academic Award is presented to those teams with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average for the 2011-2012 academic year. 148 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized. A total of 717 college soccer teams (220 men, 497 women) posted the qualifying grade point average.
Under Head Coach Bryan Drotar, the women’s program posted a 3.10 team gpa to receive the distinction. It marks the fifth time the women’s program has received the honor. Under Head Coach John Cossaboon, the men’s team posted a 3.06 gpa. It is the sixth time the men’s program has received the award. Institutions from NCAA Division I, II and III, and NAIA are eligible for the honor.