2007-12-07 / Sports

Bearcats earn academic award

Contributed by K.P.Heise

Brookland- Cayce's Carlos Harris performs a flip pass in 2007. Brookland- Cayce's Carlos Harris performs a flip pass in 2007. The Brookland- Cayce boys' and girls' soccer teams have been awarded the 2007 NSCAA Team Academic Award! The boys team posted a 3.93 GPA for 2006-07, while the girls posted a 3.99 GPA.

This marks the thirdconsecutive year the boys program has achieved this milestone and the first for

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A total of 410 soccer teams (148 boys, 262 girls) from throughout the United States have earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2006- 07 academic year. Among these programs are 59 schools receiving honors for both their boys and girls teams. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (www.nscaa.com) is the largest organized association of athletic coaches in the United States.

To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.

Photos by Mike Maddock Brookland- Cayce's Randall Dominguez Photos by Mike Maddock Brookland- Cayce's Randall Dominguez Other schools in S.C. earning the award were 2006- 07 NSCAA/ adidas Double Honorees (Boys & Girls) - Academic Magnet, Brookland- Cayce, Crestwood, Dorman, Irmo; 2006- 07 NSCAA/adidas Boys Team Academic Award - Academic Magnet, 3.74; Brookland- Cayce, 3.93; Byrnes, 3.49; Chapin, 3.56; Crestwood, 3.42; Dorman, 4.15; Dutch Fork, 3.77; T.L. Hanna, 3.28; Irmo, 3.54; 2006- 07 NSCAA/adidas Girls Team Academic Award - Academic Magnet, 3.86; Brookland- Cayce, 3.99; Byrnes, 3.64; Christ Church, 3.71; Dorman, 4.26; Irmo, 3.86; Spartanburg, 4.03; Wade Hampton (G), 3.53; West Ashley, 3.50.

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