LMU Soccer Teams Rank Among Nation's Best Academically
November 17, 2010
HARROGATE, TN - The Lincoln Memorial University men's and women's soccer teams both learned earlier in the week that each had received the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of Amercia (NSCAA) Team Academic Award this year. The award is given to men's and women's soccer teams throughout the country that have accumulated a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Lady Railsplitters tallied a team GPA of 3.18 while finishing the 2010 season with a season record of 10-7. The Railsplitters turned in a team GPA of 3.12 and ended the 2010 season with a 10-6-1 overall record.
Of the 630 collegiate teams that received the Team Academic Award this year, (194 men, 436 women), only 124 schools from the NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA levels had both their men's and women's programs qualify for the award. Including this year's recognition, the LMU men's and women's soccer teams have achieved this honor during five of the seven seasons that Helio D'Anna has been at the helm of the Lincoln Memorial University soccer program.
"Since we began this journey with the soccer programs, we have been insisting on the term excellence," said Head Coach Helio D'Anna. "That means doing things right in all areas, on and off the field. I truly believe we have people of excellence in our programs and that is showing through this award. Our student-athletes deserve all the credit."
Both LMU soccer teams ended their seasons in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference.