The Stetson men's and women's soccer teams were honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Thursday, earning the annual Team Academic Award for posting a grade point average above 3.0 over the course of the 2011-12 academic year.
Of the 717 college soccer teams honored, 220 were men's and 497 were women's. Stetson was one of only 148 institutions that had both their men's and women's programs recognized for outstanding academic achievement.
The Hatters were joined by Atlantic Sun Conference competitors ETSU, USC Upstate, Mercer, and Jacksonville on both the men's and women's sides. The Kennesaw State, North Florida, Northern Kentucky, and Florida Gulf Coast women were also honored.
This marks the third consecutive year that both the Stetson men's and women's teams have earned the accolades from the NSCAA, continuing a strong tradition of success in the classroom by T. Logan Fleck's and Julie Orlowski's programs, respectively. It is the fourth straight time the women have been honored.
"I am very proud of having our team listed on the NSCAA Academic list again, as it is a goal for our men's soccer program every year here at Stetson University," Fleck said. "I'm very proud of our scholar-athletes for their representation of our sport and our university!"