WMU women's soccer earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

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Photo of 2015 WMU women's soccer team.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The 2015 Western Michigan University women's soccer team has been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the 2015-16 academic year, earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The Broncos finished with a 3.55, third-highest the among the seven Mid-American Conferences schools that were honored.

"I'm very happy with our program's commitment to the classroom," said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "We receive great academic support here at Western Michigan, allowing us the opportunity to excel both on the field and in the classroom. The women's soccer team has a great academic culture and I'm very happy and proud of the team's accomplishment."

This is the seventh consecutive year that WMU has earned the award. The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. A total of 914 soccer teams—324 men and 590 women—across all division of collegiate soccer posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The Bronco men's soccer team also earned the award, making WMU one of 236 schools that had both its men's and women's programs recognized.

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