KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Salisbury University men's and women's soccer teams have both been selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as 2015-16 College Team Academic Award winners, the organization announced on October 6.
To qualify for the honor, the team's grade point average must be above 3.0. That number is determined by adding every player's GPA and dividing by the number of players.
892 soccer teams across all divisions won the award (315 men, 577 women) for the 2015-16 academic season. However, there were just 221 schools in the nation that received the honor for both its men's and women's soccer teams.
As the award encompasses the 2015-16 academic year, it marks the ninth straight season that the men's team has garnered the award, under the leadership of then Head Coach and current Interim Athletic Director Gerry DiBartolo and through the spring semester by current Head Coach Alex Hargrove.
The award for the women's side marks the fourth time in Head Coach Kwame Lloyd's career at Salisbury that his squad has been honored.