Jan. 23, 2012
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada soccer team has been honored with the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women's Academic Team Award.
The award is given out by the NSCAA to any program that accumulates a team GPA of 3.00 or higher during an academic year. Nevada's team GPA came in at 3.07, making 2011 the third year in the last four in which the Wolf Pack has earned the honor. In 2011, Nevada joined 571 other women's programs to receive the award among the three levels of NCAA sponsored athletics.
The award comes on the heels of a number of individual academic awards and achievements by Wolf Pack soccer players.
Four players were honored as members of the All-WAC Academic Team in 2011. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. Danielle Green, Sarah Schmeda, Ellie Stott and Sarah Voss were all named to this year's all-academic squad.
Former Pack standout Cristen Drummond, who completed her final season on the field in 2010, also received the Senior Scholar Award in the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism when she graduated last month. The award is given to the student with the highest GPA in each of the University's individual colleges. Drummond graduated with a 3.825 GPA and an emphasis in Broadcast.
She was an academic all-conference selection and Nevada scholar-athlete in each of her four seasons with the Pack.