Nov. 16, 2012
For the sixth year in a row, the Minnesota women's soccer program earned a NSCAA Team Academic Award after combining for a 3.48 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year. The Gophers finished among the top 50 out of 498 women's teams that qualified for the accolade and had the second-highest academic finish of all Big Ten teams.
"It is a testament to how our girls focus both on and off the field and that they understand they are here for education first," said head coach Stefanie Golan. "They have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in both facets of their University of Minnesota life."
To qualify for the award, a collegiate team must post a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Gophers to Host North Dakota, Eastern Michigan
The No. 17 Golden Gophers will face North Dakota and Eastern Michigan this weekend.
Gophers Enter Rankings at No. 17
Gopher Soccer is now ranked No. 17 in the nation after a great first weekend.
Stiever Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week
Senior midfielder tallied two goals and two assists during Minnesota soccer's opening weekend.