MILWAUKEE – The men’s and women’s soccer programs at UWM, for the third straight year, have both been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award list. Milwaukee is one of 208 schools nationally that saw both their men’s and women’s teams honored.
In order to be granted a spot on this distinguished list, a program must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The men’s team carried a 3.11 average GPA, while the women clocked in at a scholastic 3.55 mark.
Academic success is no stranger to the soccer programs in general. The men have now made the list for three consecutive years and in six of the past 11, while the women have recently been permanent residents of this prestigious group, having achieved a 3.0+ team GPA an astounding 18 consecutive years. That is the second longest streak in the nation among women’s soccer programs, trailing only Bucknell, who has made the list every year since its inception in 1997. The Panthers have been named to it since 1998.
Athletic coaches always preach about academic success and players putting class work first. The soccer teams have certainly adhered to this message, and it shows with these honors.