Tornado win NSCAA Team Academic Award

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a stellar year in the classroom, the King University women's soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a Team Academic Award winner.

Team Academic Award honorees must carry a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA through the entire year. This award reflects the performance of the 2013 women's soccer team, which compiled a GPA of 3.19 through the 2012-13 academic year. This marks the third straight year that the Tornado have been recognized by the NSCAA for their work in the classroom.

The Tornado were one of 875 collegiate teams honored by the NSCAA, including 601 women's squads. King joined fellow Conference Carolinas members Lees-McRae, Pfeiffer, Barton, Mount Olive, and Belmont Abbey as award recipients.

The 2013 Tornado went 6-11-2 overall, including a 2-5-2 mark inside Conference Carolinas play. The team won its final regular season of the contest 5-1 against visiting Mount Olive to secure a berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, then traveled to top-seeded Lees-McRae and pulled off a stunning 1-0 upset to become the first No. 8 seed to win a conference tournament since at least the 2006 season.

Read the full release from the NSCAA here.