Mountain Lion Men Pick Up NSCAA Team Academic Award

By Jared Verner published November 21, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's soccer team earned its first National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award this morning. The award is for the 2012-13 academic year when the Mountain Lions put together a team grade point average of 3.14.

UCCS was one of two RMAC teams, with Regis, to earn the academic award. The NSCAA presented the honor to 270 men's teams in the NAIA and NCAA who had a team GPA of 3.00 in the previous academic year. 

The Mountain Lions had two RMAC All-Academic First Team selections last season and a total of four named to the conference academic lists. Mash Shaswar earned the first Capital One Academic All-America honor last season, and James Roberts will have the chance to make it back-to-back appearances for Mountain Lions on the Academic All-America teams when they are released on Monday.

The UCCS women also earned its first NSCAA Team Academic Award, which made the Mountain Lion men's and women's soccer programs one of 184 in the NCAA and NAIA to earn the award for both programs. UCCS was one of two programs in the RMAC, along with Regis, to earn the distinction for both men's and women's teams.

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