TOWSON, Md. - The Tiger women's soccer team was presented with the Wayne Edwards Team Academic Achievement Award by the Towson University Student-Athlete Advisory Council during last week's Athletics Awards Banquet in the Towson Center.
It is the first time in the nine-year history of the award that the women's soccer team has received the honor.
“It is a great honor for our team to be recognized with this award," Tiger Coach Greg Paynter says. "As a staff, we have asked the players to be dedicated to everything they do here at Towson University. Their academics are just one more way to showcase their commitment to being the best student-athletes they can be.”
During the Spring, 2010 and Fall, 2010 semesters, the Tigers posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.515. Of the 34 student-athletes who have competed for the team during those semesters, there were 21 athletes who had at least one semester with a 3.5 GPA or higher to earn Dean's List honors.
In addition, 31 of the 34 student-athletes posted at least one semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher while two student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 GPA during those two semesters.
The Tiger men's soccer team received the honor for men's sports.