Men’s & Women’s Soccer First & Second Nationally in GPA

Men’s & Women’s Soccer First & Second Nationally in GPA

Kansas City, Mo. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America shined a bright light on Lynn University’s men’s and women’s soccer programs with the announcement both had earned Team Academic Award honors for the 2014-15 season.  The Fighting Knights’ men’s program claimed the top grade point average at the NCAA Division II level while the women logged the second-best GPA in D2.  Lynn was also one of 208 schools among all NCAA Divisions and NAIA to have both the men and women’s teams collect NSCAA Team Academic accolades.

“This is another great accomplishment for our men’s soccer program. These young men truly display the values of a Fighting Knight as they were National Champions on and off the field,” said Assistant Director of Athletics Sara Quatrocky.  “Under Coach Rootes leadership, the program has always put an emphasis on success in the classroom first and it then translates to the field”

This marks the fourth consecutive year Lynn has posted the top GPA (3.60) for the men in Division II and the 16th overall the team has received the team academic award, including the fifth consecutive season.  The Fighting Knights were one of 305 men's teams with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the award for the 2014-15 academic year.  

The men were tied with Yale University for fourth in the nation, trailing SCAD (3.61) Washington University in St. Louis (3.61) and Washington & Lee University (3.68).  Lynn’s 16 selections are tied for fourth all-time.

The Blue & White’s women’s team posted a collective grade point average of 3.63, finishing behind only Rockhurst (3.83) in Division II.  Overall, Lynn was tied for 17th in the nation among all NCAA Divisions and NAIA schools and was one of 554 programs overall to post a GPA of 3.0 or above.   This is the ninth time the women’s soccer program has earned NSCAA Team Academic recognition.

“We are proud of Coach Morrill’s efforts to lead our women’s soccer program to this high honor in her first year,” Quatrocky added. “Their team GPA is a testament to hard work and determination in the classroom.”

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