November 30, 2004

Franklin & Marshall Women's Soccer Receives 2004 NSCAA Team Academic Award

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 3.43 GPA last year, was one of 290 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 2003-04 academic year and whose coaches are current NSCAA members. A total of 363 intercollegiate soccer programs from all three NCAA divisions earned the award for the past school year.

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

The award will be presented to Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs and head coach Steve O'Day at the College Coaches Luncheon as part of the 58th annual NSCAA convention in Baltimore, Maryland.