The New Mexico State soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches of America/adidas (NSCAA) Team Academic Award after posting a 3.33 grade point average.
NM State is one of five Western Athletic Conference squads to be recognized along with Boise State, Louisiana Tech, San Jose State and Utah State. The Aggies' 3.33 GPA was highest in the WAC.
A total of 630 soccer teams (194 men, 436 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year. Over 100 more women's soccer teams were honored this season. There were 125 schools that had both their men's and women's teams honored which was up from 97 last season.
The Aggies finished the 2010 season with a 7-8-1 record in the program's second year of existence.
WAC Schools Earning the 2009-10 NSCAA/adidas Team Academic Award
School, Coach, GPA
Boise State, Steve Lucas, 3.19
Louisiana Tech, Kevin Sherry, 3.29
New Mexico State, Michael Needham, 3.33
San Jose State, Jeff Leightman, 3.08
Utah State, Heather Cairns, 3.32