United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday, Oct. 3, the Team Academic Award winners at the collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year.
A total of 989 college teams (345 men, 644 women) earned the Team Academic Award, including 255 schools who had both their men’s and women’s programs among the recipients.
To be eligible for this honor, a team's entire roster must have a combined grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Luther had a grade-point-average of 3.55.
Since this award was instituted by the United Soccer Coaches in 1996, the Luther women's team has been named an All-Academic Team 13 times including the last 10 years in a row (1998, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).