#SummitMSOC Teams Named NSCAA Academic Award Winners

#SummitMSOC Teams Named NSCAA Academic Award Winners

NSCAA Team Academic Award Winners Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Denver, Eastern Illinois and IUPUI all earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year.

Teams posting a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher were recognized with the annual honor. A total of 314 men's soccer teams throughout the United States received the distinction.

Denver posted a 3.49 GPA during the 2015-16 academic year followed by Eastern Illinois (3.42) and IUPUI (3.32).

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.