KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Bemidji State University soccer team has been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Team Academic Award list in an announcement today from the organization’s national office.
Bemidji State, which carried a 3.25 cumulative team grade point average in 2012-13, was one of 11 institutions hailing from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and 593 women’s soccer teams from all collegiate levels across the country earn the NSCAA honor or 2012-13.
To be eligible for the ward, a team must post a grade point average of at least 3.0. The 2012-13 award is based upon the 2012 team’s GPA.
Western Illinios University reported the highest cumulative team grade point average in the country in 2012-13 carrying a 3.7 GPA.
Bemidji State completed the 2013 campaign with an overall record of 12-7-0, while it finished sixth in the final NSIC standings owning a 9-6-0 mark in league play. In 2013, the Beavers posted 12 wins for just the third time in program history and made their fifth consecutive appearance in the NSIC Tournament before seeing their season end Wednesday after a 2-0 quarterfinal loss to University of Minnesota Duluth.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).