KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The South Dakota State women's soccer team posted a 3.36 combined GPA to earn the United Soccer Coaches' Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 season.
The award is given to teams that post a combined 3.0 GPA between the first and second semesters.
Individually, the Jackrabbits saw 25 student-athletes post above a 3.0 in the fall and 19 reach the mark in the spring. At the 3.5 level there were eight Jacks in the fall and in the spring. Six soccer players had a perfect 4.0 in the fall and four recorded straight As in the spring. On the cumulative level, SDSU closed the school year with 11 student-athletes between a 3.0-3.49, nine between 3.5-3.99 and three with a 4.0.
The team is tied for 327th on the list, less than five-tenths off the No. 1 spot. A total of 528 collegiate women's programs (across all divisions and levels) were recognized.
South Dakota State has been honored by the organization (previously known as the NSCAA) for nine straight years. The Jackrabbits have won the team academic award 10 times overall in their Division I history.