GMU Women’s Soccer Receives NSCAA Academic Honor for Second Straight Year

Posted: December 1, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason women’s soccer team has been recognized as one of the top teams in the nation in academics for the second straight year. The Patriots earned a Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for maintaining a grade point average above 3.0 for the 2002-03 academic year.

George Mason posted an overall GPA of 3.12 for 2002-03 and was one of 264 women’s programs to earn the award, joining Virginia Commonwealth University (3.28) from the Colonial Athletic Association. The Patriots earned the honor in 2001-02 with a team GPA of 3.08.

George Mason finished the 2003 season with a 9-6-6 overall record and a 3-3-3 mark in the CAA. The Patriots were the No. 6 seed in the CAA Women’s Soccer Championship and advanced to the semifinal round for the eighth time in the nine years the tournament has been held. Mason also set a school record for most ties in a season, and junior goalkeeper Sarah Coughlin earned All-CAA first-team honors for the second time in her career.

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