KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 13th straight year, the Northern Arizona University women's soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Lumberjacks posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.37 for the 2014-15 academic year.
The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. A total of 905 soccer teams (319 men, 587 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA College Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 academic year.
Northern Arizona has won the award every year since 2003 posting above the minimum 3.0 grade point average. Head Coach Andre Luciano's squad continues to excel beyond the turf as 28 players also earned the Golden-Eagle Scholar Athlete Award in 2014 and 2015, which requires at least a 3.0 GPA.
A total of 15 Lumberjacks, a department best, claimed Big Sky All-Academic honors in 2015. This honor recognizes student-athletes who have competed in at least 50 percent of contests while maintaining a 3.2 GPA or above.
Players who made the list in 2015 include Alexis Moest, Nicole Sherwin, Natalie Gilbertson, Mattie Wojcik, Emily Wadell, Meghan Dickmann, Haleigh Van Allen, Danny Muniz, Cierra Gamble, Torey Braly, Missy Kettelkamp, Lauren Doud, Lindsay Doyle, Mei-Te Coco and Haley Wingender. Wingender also received a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District nod this season.