King soccer programs earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

Photo Credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo Credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

NSCAA College Team Academic Awards

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, both earning the Team Academic Award for 2015-16. King was one of 222 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the sixth straight year the King women have won the award and the second straight year for the men.

The women's soccer team was one of 577 women's programs to receive the NSCAA Team Academic Award, which requires teams to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the entire academic year. Under head coach Simon Duffy, the Tornado posted a team GPA of 3.22 during the 2015-16 academic year, earning their sixth straight award. King was one of three Conference Carolinas to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award in 2015-16.

On the men's side, King earns the academic award for the second time in program history and second time in the last two years. The Tornado were one of 315 programs to receive the award in 2015-16. Under head coach John Miglarese, the Tornado posted a team GPA of 3.20 in 2015-16 to earn the award. The Tornado were one of three men's Conference Carolinas team to receive the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

Among Conference Carolinas schools, King was one of two to have both their men's and women's teams earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award. Limestone College was the other to have both teams recognized.