UNITED SOCCER COACHES RELEASE
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's soccer team was recognized by United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) on Wednesday for their academic success during the 2016-17 academic year. The Bulls were named as a recipient of the Team Academic Award for the seventh straight season.
"It's always great four our players to be recognized for all their hard work in the classroom," stated fourth-year head coach Shawn Burke. "Our girls are doing a fantastic job representing this great university not only on the field but in the classroom as well."
The award is given to teams that post a team grade point average of 3.0 or better for the first and second semesters combined.
Buffalo was able to earn a team GPA of 3.31 for the 2016-17 academic year including 17 players with over a 3.0 GPA. The Bulls were one of nine MAC schools to earn the recognition and are one of five current MAC institutions to earn the recognition for at least seven straight seasons.
The list consisted of 841 soccer teams across all divisions including 546 women's programs who all posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA. The Bulls have now been recognized a program record, seven straight seasons including all three seasons under current head coach Shawn Burke.