Sailfish Women's Soccer Make it a Fantastic Four in a Row

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

Sailfish Women's Soccer Head Coach James Kryger (Pictured, Center) is Joined by NCCAA Scholar-Athletes (L-R) Ashley Shoaf, Katie Runyon, Meagan Phillips, and Alyssa DeMonte. Photo Courtesy of: James Kryger. Sailfish Women's Soccer Head Coach James Kryger (Pictured, Center) is Joined by NCCAA Scholar-Athletes (L-R) Ashley Shoaf, Katie Runyon, Meagan Phillips, and Alyssa DeMonte. Photo Courtesy of: James Kryger.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish women’s soccer were recently honored for the fourth straight year by earning the prestigious Adidas NCAA Team Academic Award handed out by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The overall team grade-point average must be at least a 3.0 with the PBA women easily eclipsing that total with a cumulative team average of 3.39 for the 2010-11 academic year.

The 3.39 clip continues a steady climb for the team’s performance in the classroom as they have increased their cumulative grade-point average totals from 3.25 during the 2008-09 academic year to 3.28 in 2009-10.

Having just finished his fourth season in command of the PBA women’s soccer program, head coach James Kryger has now helped lead his team to four consecutive NSCAA Adidas NCAA Team Academic Awards.

In addition to the team award, four individual players were recently honored by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for their accomplishments in the classroom by receiving NCCAA Scholar-Athlete awards. These students-athletes were seniors Katie Runyon and Alyssa Demonte while joined by juniors Ashley Shoaf and Meagan Philips.

To be eligible for the NCCAA Scholar-Athlete award, a student-athlete must be at least a junior academically and possess a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4.

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