NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Each of the previous five seasons under Head Coach Lisa Howe the Belmont women's soccer program has garnered one of the most prestigious academic awards in the sport at the collegiate level. The 2009-10 campaign was no exception as the Bruins earned their sixth-consecutive NSCAA College Women's Team Academic Award. It also marked the seventh time in program history in which Belmont has earned the recognition.
"I am proud of our consistent academic achievement," said Howe. "Our scholar-athletes are motivated to get good grades because they have high aspirations after graduation. Whether it is a specific career, internship, or post-graduate work, many of them know exactly what they want to achieve, and they go for it. Belmont University provides all the support to help them realize their goals."
Belmont joins 435 other women's soccer programs who posted team grade point averages of 3.0 or higher for the 2009-10 season to receive the honor. BU is also one of nine Atlantic Sun programs to earn the distinction. To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A total of 630 soccer teams across all three divisions of men's and women's soccer (194 men, 436 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year.
A complete listing of all awardees can be found by clicking here.