Dec. 6, 2011
Complete NSCAA Team Academic Award list
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's soccer was one of 10 Big Ten Conference teams to earn the annual Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for sporting a team grade point average better than 3.0.
Purdue was one of 571 women's teams recognized nationally across all three NCAA Divisions as well as the NAIA ranks. The NSCAA Team Academic Achievement Award is based on the team's grade point average from the 2010-11 academic year. The Boilermakers compiled a 3.12 team GPA in 2010-11.
Twelve Purdue players - Kaitlyn Blacha, Shae Desmond, Tayler Francel, Mollie Kuramoto, Katie Leinert, Marta Lynch, Laura McCalla, Kellie Phillips, Brookley Rogers, Hadley Stuart, Alexis Tryba and Lauren Varnau - are expected to be named Academic All-Big Ten when the conference office unveils its fall honor roll list later this month. A student-athlete must sport an individual GPA of 3.0 and better to be an Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Freshmen are not eligible for Academic All-Big Ten recognition.
Around the Big Ten, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin were also recognized by the NSCAA.