Franklin & Marshall Women's Soccer Receives 2005 NSCAA Team Academic Award

December 25, 2005

LANCASTER, PA - The Franklin & Marshall College women's soccer team posted a team grade point average above 3.0 to earn the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award.

Franklin & Marshall, which recorded a 3.27 GPA last year, was one of 250 women's programs to be recognized by the NSCAA as the award goes to any team which has compiled a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average for the 2004-05 academic year and whose coaches are current NSCAA members. A total of 315 intercollegiate soccer programs from all three NCAA divisions earned the award for the past school year.

The Diplomats were one of five Centennial Conference schools to earn the award joining Gettysburg, Haverford, Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore as the award marks Franklin & Marshal's seventh straight.

The award will be presented to head coach Steve O'Day at the College Coaches Luncheon as part of the 59th annual NSCAA convention in Philadelphia.