Florida Tech Panther Soccer Programs Receive United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards

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938 soccer teams posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Florida Tech men’s and women’s soccer received United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards following exemplary performances in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s and women’s soccer received United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards following exemplary performances in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year.

A total of 938 soccer teams (355 men, 583 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the 2019-20 Team Academic Awards.

Of that total, 203 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized. Florida Tech was one of only three Sunshine State Conference member institutions to have both teams earn the award, joining Florida Southern and Embry-Riddle.

This is the fifth time the men’s and women’s teams received the award in the same year. Both teams also paired up to earn the awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

On the women’s side, the Panthers were one of four SSC teams this year to earn the award and on the men’s side, they were one of six teams.

Women’s soccer posted a 3.597 team GPA in 2019-20 to garner the Team Academic Award for the sixth time in the last eight years.

One player, Nicole McClain, boasted a 4.0 GPA during the entire 2019-20 academic year, while numerous other players recorded a perfect GPA in either the fall or spring semesters.

The men’s team recorded a 3.42 team GPA in 2019-20 to receive its seventh consecutive Team Academic Award, the eighth overall for the program.

Four members of the squad, Danny Berrios, Carlo Campanini, Hugo Lopez and Stian Hagboe Olsen, maintained a perfect 4.00 GPA during the entire 2019-20 academic year.

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