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Gallaudet women's soccer earns first United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

Gallaudet women's soccer team huddles up before the start of a home game at Hotchkiss Field. The coach signs final instructions to the assembled team. An United Soccer Coaches logo is in the foreground.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Gallaudet University women's soccer program earned its first United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award after the Bison posted a team grade-point average of 3.33 during the 2018-19 academic year. 

United Soccer Coaches College Women's Team Academic Award was instituted in 1996. To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible and be an active member of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program.

A total of 999 college teams (347 men, 652 women) earned the Team Academic Award, including 259 schools who had both their men's and women's programs among the recipients.

GU was one of five North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women's teams to be recognized as the Bison were joined by Keuka College, Penn College, Penn St.-Abington and Penn St. Harrisburg. Keuka and Penn College were the only NEAC men's soccer programs that met the qualifications. 

United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school and college soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full academic year.

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