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Lobo Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/09/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 9, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's soccer team earned its third straight National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The NSCAA award is given to teams who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The Lobo women's soccer team posted a 3.4 for the 2008-09 academic year.

"Our team has outstanding student-athletes," said head coach Kit Vela. "They take their academics very seriously which shows in receiving the award."

Lobo women's soccer placed four student-athletes on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Team this season. Senior Jess Quador, Junior Alexis Ball and sophomores Jael Fanning and Amanda Collins were selected. Ball went on to earn Academic All-American honors as well.

In the 2009 spring semester Lobo women's soccer had 14 student-athletes who earned at least a 3.3 grade point average. For their efforts in the fall of 2008, 13 Lobos earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference awards and 10 were named 2008-09 MWC Scholar-Athletes.

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