KANSAS CITY, Kan. -
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team was recognized as one of 502 programs across all NCAA divisions and the NAIA as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Team Academic Award.
The 49ers join the Charlotte men's soccer program as honorees for the 2011-12 academic year by the national governing body, one of 150 schools across the country to have both teams recognized.
Under the direction of head coach John Cullen
, the Charlotte women posted a cumulative 3.42 grade-point average.
To qualify for the NSCAA award, a program must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average for the academic year under consideration.
This past season, 49ers women's soccer players Alex Kubrick
and Sarah Ann Waugh
were selected to the All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team, while Waugh earned a spot on the Capital One All-District III First Team and has advanced to the national ballot, which will be released Nov. 29.