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.
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Incoming freshman Nikki Albrecht joins the Gophers from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.
Alum Parkhill Signs with FC Kansas City
Former Gophers goalkeeper Cat Parkhill has signed a contract with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League.