In addition to the success they both enjoyed on the field last fall, the Mount Ida men’s and women’s soccer teams achieved high marks for their performance in the classroom as well in earning respective Team Academic Awards from the United Soccer Coaches.
Head Coach Joe Campbell’s men’s squad posted a 3.05 cumulative grade point average, while the Mustang women’s team under the guidance of Head Coach Brigi Palatino amassed a 3.21 cumulative GPA to earn the USC accolades.
For a team to be considered for a USC Team Academic Award, it must have a composite team GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for all team members who appear on the official roster for the season.
“I want to congratulate both programs on continuing to achieve success in competition and in their studies, as this honor is a reflection to their total overall commitment as student-athletes,” Mount Ida Executive Director of Athletics Matt Burke said of the award. “Coach Campbell and Coach Palatino stress the importance of all-around excellence, and they have set a high standard for their teams to emulate.”
Mustang student-athletes certainly do continue to make the grade, as 112 Mount Ida student-athletes were named to the inaugural Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in January for their respective achievements in the classroom. Additionally, women’s basketball senior co-captain Breanna Muir (Wareham, Mass./Wareham) earned a spot on the 2017-18 Division III Academic All-District team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America in late February.