Women's Soccer Earns 21st Consecutive United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

Sep. 29, 2020

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Women's Soccer earns 21st consecutive United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic Award on Sept. 24. 

The 2019 Webster University women's soccer team earned a United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 24. It marks the 21st consecutive year that Webster has been honored by the United Soccer Coaches, having received the Team Academic Award every year of the program's existence which first began play in 1999.

During the 2019 fall semester, the Gorloks had nine of its players named to the SLIAC Fall All-Academic Team and three players, Lilly Brauer, Melissa Kasper and Olivia Osterhage were named to the NCAA Division III Scholar All North/Central Region Team selected by the United Soccer Coaches as Brauer and Kasper were repeat second team selections, while Osterhage was a third team honoree. 

The 2019-20 Gorloks women's soccer squad posted a cumulative 3.56 grade point average (GPA) for the past academic school year. The USC annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition, to their work on the field.

This year, a total of 889 college soccer teams (333 men, 556 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn in the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award. In addition, 172 of those 889 college programs had both their men's and women's programs recognized with a Team Academic Award. All divisions of college soccer are eligible including: NCAA I, II, and III, NAIA, and other affiliations. The teams had to have maintained a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, for all players on their rosters, for the full 2019-20 academic year to be eligible for the award.

Webster was the only St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's program that earned a USC Team Academic Award and one of four schools overall to earn an award as Fontbonne University, Greenville University and Principia College earned the honor on the men's side. 

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