BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh women's soccer team received a well-deserved academic honor on Thursday, earning a United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 17th time in the last 18 seasons. The award is for the 2019-20 academic year, which saw the Mountain Hawks record a stellar 3.66 team GPA, this from a roster of more than 25 student-athletes. That mark is also first in the Patriot League.
In fact, every single Mountain Hawk owns a cumulative GPA above the 3.0 threshold to garner the team award.
College Team Academic Award recipients are those with a composite grade point of average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster. In total, 562 women's squads across Division I, II, and III received the award. Lehigh was one of 183 schools to have both its women's and men's teams recognized.
Last spring, the Mountain Hawks recorded a 3.76 team GPA with eight student-athletes posting a perfect 4.0 GPA and 22 recording a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Lehigh saw 23 named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, Annika Jansa was named Academic All-League after the season. Mary Casey was also named Academic All-District, becoming the first Mountain Hawk to pick up the honor since Amanda Stratton in 2017.
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