'Dogs Receive NSCAA Team Academic Award

Nov. 19, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State soccer team has been named to the list of schools who have received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year.

The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the pitch.

"In all our work to be competitive on the field, it is awards like this that remind us that we have an excellent competitive academic culture in our program as well," said head coach Brian Zwaschka. "We pride ourselves on complete development of our student-athletes, and I am very proud of having received this award which our team has earned in each year since I've been here. We are fortunate to have an excellent academic support system for our student-athletes. A special thank you should go out to our team academic advisor, Robert Pagesmith, for his diligent work in guiding each one of our team members on their chosen degree path. We will continue to foster this emphasis on work ethic in the classroom towards graduation and success beyond."

A total of 726 college soccer teams (222 men, 504 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year. The Bulldogs posted a team grade point average of 3.31 in the 2011-12 academic year.

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