United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday, Oct. 4, the Team Academic Award winners at the collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.
A total of 773 college teams (289 men, 484 women) earned the Team Academic Award, including 191 schools who had both their men’s and women’s programs among the recipients. Luther was one of these 191 schools.
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 3.02.
Since this award was instituted by the United Soccer Coaches in 1996, the Luther men's team has been named an All-Academic Team nine times (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018).