KANSAS CITY, Mo.—No. 22 Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer (6-3-2, 3-2-2 GLIAC) was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches with the Team Academic Award for the 2017 season. The honor is the second-consecutive for the Wildcats, which had a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.27 in their second season of competition.
To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
A total of 782 soccer teams (293 men, 489 women) from throughout the United State received the award USC Team Academic Award for their performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.
The Wildcats advanced into postseason play for the first time in program history a season ago, making an appearance in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The team also earned their first postseason victory with a defeat of Tiffin in the opening round.
NMU is off to their best start in program history during the 2018 campaign. They are off to their best start in three seasons of play with a 6-3-2 record which included a five-match win streak and an eight-match unbeaten streak in October. Additionally, the team entered the USC National Poll for the first time ever reaching as high as No. 21.