Jackson, Tenn. - 4/1/2003 - The Union University men’s soccer program earned the very prestigious National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. This honor goes to soccer teams which have a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The selections are made from the almost 1,200 men’s soccer teams in all divisions (NCAA and NAIA).
Union was among just 67 men’s teams selected for this award out of 1,158 total teams, which places them among the top 6%. The Bulldogs’ team GPA over the 2001-02 school year was a 3.07. Only 51 teams in all of men’s college soccer finished with a higher team GPA.
The Bulldogs are named among colleges and universities such as Clemson, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania, Seton Hall, and Wheaton.
Head coach Dr. Darin White says, “This is a very nice honor for our team and school.” White adds, “It’s is great to be mentioned among some of the top schools in the nation because of our academic accomplishments.”
In the fall of 2002, Union finished their fifth year of varsity competition. The Bulldogs finished 13-10-1 overall and 3-4 in the TranSouth. They won their third NCCAA MidEast Region Championship in four seasons. The Bulldogs finished seventh in the NCCAA National Tournament.
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