KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Bryn Mawr College soccer team was one of 862 soccer teams (269 men and 593 women) to earn the 2012-13 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Owls have received this honor.
The Owls were one of 593 women's collegiate team to post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2012-13 academic year. There were 269 men's teams that earned this award while 186 institutions had both their men's and women's programs recognized.
"This is an award that we'll always be proud of receiving and hold in high regard. We strive to embody what it means to be a student-athlete at Bryn Mawr and this award recognizes the team's efforts to be successful both on and off the field," stated head coach Erin DeMarco.
As a team, the Owls boasted a team gpa of 3.36 last year and was joined on the list by Centennial Conference institutions Haverford, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel and Swarthmore. This is the ninth time that the Owls have earned this award as a team ('97, '00, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13).
DeMarco added "To have achieved this recognition consistently, it demonstrates that the team recognizes the example that has been set forth by our alumnae and work to be that example every day for future Owls that come into our program."