Cal women’s soccer earns academic honors for 5th straight year

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For the fifth consecutive year, Cal women’s soccer earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award.

Each season, collegiate soccer teams that have a collective GPA of at least 3.0 and are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program qualify for the award. The Bears exhibited their highest team GPA in 11 years at 3.386.

Cal has been recognized by the United Soccer Coaches a total of 14 times since the award’s inception in 1996. The Bears were one of the 489 distinguished schools for the 2017-18 academic year and one of seven Pac-12 teams that qualified for the award, joined by Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Utah and Washington.

The United Soccer Coaches organization is responsible for Division I, II and III collegiate rankings. It also coordinates several youth soccer organizations and recognizes high school players athletically and academically through its All-American Awards Program.

Max Mennemeier covers women’s soccer. Contact him at [email protected].