Soccer Programs Receive Academic Award
Oct. 5, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Gonzaga women's and men's soccer programs both received the 2016-17 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award.

The United Soccer Coaches annually recognize college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. A total of 816 soccer teams (283 men, 533 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 academic year.

Of that total, 197 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized. Four West Coast Conference institutions – Gonzaga, Portland, Saint Mary’s and San Diego -- placed both its men's and women's squads on the list.

Gonzaga's women's soccer team earned the award for the ninth consecutive season, posting a 3.48 GPA over the 2016-17 school year.

On the men's side, the Zags were recognized by the United Soccer Coaches for the 15th consecutive season. They posted a collective 3.36 GPA.



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