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UNM Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Award
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/15/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 15, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- New Mexico women's soccer finished the 2006-07 academic year with a 3.36 team grade point average and earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. UNM is one of 74 schools to have both its men's and women's programs recognized by the NSCAA. The award marks the first time in Lobo women's soccer history the team has received the honor. The Lobos finished this fall with a 3.2 GPA and are coming off a 3.40 GPA last fall in 2006.

UNM is coming off an 8-5-4 overall season and secured their third consecutive winning campaign under Head Coach Kit Vela. The Lobos are poised for the 2008 season and ready to compete for a Mountain West Conference title. UNM returns 17 letterwinners from the 2007 season including multiple redshirts. The Lobos welcome back leading goal scorer Alexis Ball who was named second team All-Mountain West. Ball scored six goals and recorded an assist in 17 games. Senior Hannah Hand returns after two goals and seven assists. Additionally, UNM has nine of its 11 starters back in 2008.

Lobo women's soccer will continue to train and prepare for the 2008 season. UNM will compete in a spring schedule that will be announced in the future. Stay tuned to www.GoLobos.com for more details.

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