KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Bemidji State University soccer team has been selected for a United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award. The award is based on team academic success during the 2020-21 academic year.
Bemidji State, which carried a 3.62 cumulative team grade point average in 2019-20, was one of three institutions hailing from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and 382 women’s soccer teams from all collegiate levels across the country earn the honor. In addition to Bemidji State, Minnesota State University Mankato and Minot State University represented the NSIC as award recipients.
The 2020-21 award marks the eighth year since 2013-14 BSU has been honored by the organization for success in the classroom.
To be eligible for the award, a team must post a grade point average of at least 3.0. The 2020-21 award is based upon the 2020 team’s GPA.
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).