Women’s soccer earns USC Team Academic award for 11th-straight year

Evansville one of 195 schools to have both men’s and women’s teams earn honor

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team received the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 11th-straight season, it was announced Monday.

The award, which was initiated in the 1996, honors collegiate and high school men’s and women’s soccer teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.00 cumulative team grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The Aces earned a 3.42 cumulative team GPA in the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017.

United Soccer Coaches recognized 825 teams, 286 men and 539 women on Monday. Evansville was one of 195 schools to have both their men’s and women’s programs honored this year. This year marks the fifth-straight year and ninth overall that both men’s and women’s soccer teams have earned the team academic honor.

UE is joined on the list by six fellow Missouri Valley Conference members Drake, Illinois State, Loyola, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, and Valparaiso.

The Aces are back in action on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium for homecoming when Evansville hosts Drake. Saturday’s homecoming festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with food trucks and live music until 5 p.m.. The homecoming doubleheader will also feature postgame fireworks following the Aces men’s soccer contest with Loyola.