Women's Soccer Earns 2003 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 for the 2002-03 school year.

Franklin & Marshall was one of 244 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 2002-03 academic year and whose coaches are current NSCAA members. A total of 308 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 fifth straight.

The award will be presented to Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs and head coach Steve O'Day at the College Coaches Luncheon on January 15, as part of the 57th annual NSCAA convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Franklin & Marshall, which had a 7-7-3 record, 4-5-1 in Centennial Conference play this fall, recorded a team grade point average of 3.15 during the 2002-03 year.