Women’s Soccer Wins Prestigious NCCAA Scholar Team Award

By Josh Neuhart

Grace’s women’s soccer team experienced its finest season in program history on the pitch in 2012. They also proved to be outstanding in the classroom when they were named a Scholar Team by the NCCAA.

Grace was one of 62 fall teams to be named an NCCAA Scholar Team. In order to achieve Scholar Team distinction, a team must post a collective GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

The Lady Lancers led all soccer teams in the nation (men or women) with a 3.74 GPA. They were second in the NCCAA for all fall sport teams, only trailing the 3.75 GPA from the women’s cross country team of Manhattan Christian College.

“I am pleased to see the women doing so well in the classroom. They have worked extremely hard to achieve this team GPA,” said Grace head coach Michael Voss. “These are bright, intelligent athletes who love the Lord and play great futbol, too.”

According to the NCCAA, the Scholar Team award is designed to honor NCCAA teams that demonstrate academic success and to emphasize the importance of academics within the national organization.

Grace produced a program-record 17 wins during their 2012 campaign. They also finished third at the NCCAA National Championships – the highest finish in team history.