By Kevin Maloney
Jones College Sports Information
ELLISVILLE – Soccer Coaches has announced the Team Academic Award winners at the high school and collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year.
A total of 995 college teams (346 men, 649 women) earned the Team Academic Award, including 258 schools who had both their men's and women's programs among the recipients.
The Jones College women's soccer team, with a collective 3.54 team GPA, earned its first-ever recognition as a team academic award winner and boasted the highest GPA among schools in the MACJC and Region 23.
"This just solidifies everything our program is built on," Deasley said. "We preach about winning on and off the field and our players have done a great job of handling their business. We're extremely proud of that."
United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school and college soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full academic year.
College Team Academic Award recipients are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program with a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster for the 2018-19 academic year.
The High School Team Academic Award is bestowed upon teams led by active United Soccer Coaches members with a composite grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster during the 2018-19 academic year.