Nov. 26, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Miami University women’s soccer team has been recognized for its work in the classroom, as it garnered the NSCAA Team Academic Award for 2010, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced. The RedHawks earned the honor for just the third time in program history, also doing so in 2002 and 2005.

Miami compiled a team grade-point average of 3.38, as it was one of 439 women’s teams in the NCAA (all divisions) to receive the award. To be eligible for the accolade, a team must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The RedHawks were one of seven Mid-American Conference schools to be recognized and had the fifth-best team GPA in the league among the schools. Central Michigan had the best GPA in the league at 3.76.

A pair of RedHawks also earned academic recognition earlier this year as senior Brooke Livingston and junior Courtney Clarke were named CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District IV.

Miami finished its 2010 season with a 13-7-2 record, including 5-4-2 in MAC play, as the ‘Hawks won the MAC East title and earned a second straight berth in the MAC Tournament semifinals.