KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Washington College women's soccer team boasted the fifth-best team grade-point average in the nation, among all divisions, for the 2015-16 academic year according to the list of College Team Academic Award-winning programs released today by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players. The Shorewomen easily cleared that bar, finishing the academic year with a team grade-point average of 3.75.
In addition to being fifth among all college women's soccer teams in the country, that outstanding mark placed the Shorewomen second in NCAA Division III behind Washington and Lee (3.77). Washington and Lee tied with NCAA Division II Drury University for third place overall. NCAA Division II Embry-Riddle University led the nation with a grade-point average of 3.85. NAIA member Grace College was second at 3.79.