For the 17th consecutive season, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been awarded the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, as announced on Thursday by the organization.
Valpo has the third-longest streak in the nation, bested only by 19-time recipient Carleton College (2000-present) and 18-time winner Penn (2001-present).
The United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award is bestowed upon soccer programs whose student-athletes have excelled in the classroom. The award is given annually, and in order to qualify a program must obtain a composite grade point average of 3.00 or better for the academic year. This year’s award is based on the composite GPA for the 2018-19 school year. The Brown & Gold earned the award with a GPA of 3.09.