KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Dartmouth men and women's soccer teams were awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic award it was announced on Thursday (Nov. 15). This is the fourth consecutive year both teams have earned the national honor.
The award honors programs that have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. The academic credentials used to determine award winners are based on the team GPA from the 2011-12 academic year. Out of the 717 teams, (497 women and 220 men) that earned the honor, Dartmouth is one of 148 schools that had both their men and women's programs honored.
The Big Green women, fresh off a second-place finish in the Ivy League, posted a 3.15 team GPA under the direction of second-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo. Dartmouth is one of five Ivy League schools to earn the distinction and is joined by Columbia, Cornell, Harvard and Penn.
On the men's side, Dartmouth posted a 3.10 team GPA under the guidance of head coach Jeff Cook. The Big Green, who have been ranked in the top 10 academically the last three years, finished the 2012 season with a 9-7-0 mark and second place in the Ivy League standings. Each of the Ancient Eight's men's teams earned the distinction headlined by Harvard, which posted a 3.42 team GPA.