The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has announced the soccer programs selected to receive the 2015-16 NSCAA Team Academic Award, with a combined 16 Big Ten Conference men’s and women’s soccer teams earning recognition, including five Big Ten schools (Indiana, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers) that saw both their men’s and women’s soccer programs cited for academic excellence.
The NSCAA annually honors college and high school soccer programs that have displayed exemplary performance in the classroom, as well as on the pitch. A total of 892 soccer teams (315 men, 577 women) recorded a team grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the entire 2015-16 academic year, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Here’s a look at the Big Ten programs represented on this year’s NSCAA Team Academic Award list. For the complete NSCAA release, click here.
Men’s Soccer Programs
Indiana, Todd Yeagley, 3.08
Northwestern, Tim Lenehan, 3.45
Ohio State, John Bluem, 3.18
Penn State, Bob Warming, 3.17
Rutgers, Dan Donigan, 3.08
Women’s Soccer Programs
Illinois, Janet Rayfield, 3.35
Indiana, Amy Berbary, 3.58
Iowa, Dave Dilanni, 3.14
Maryland, Ray Leone, 3.35
Michigan, Greg Ryan, 3.45
Minnesota, Stefanie Golan, 3.50
Nebraska, John Walker, 3.42
Northwestern, Michael Moynihan, 3.46
Ohio State, Lori Walker, 3.45
Penn State, Erica Dambach, 3.41
Rutgers, Mike O’Neill, 3.24