The University of Houston-Victoria women's and men's soccer teams were recognized Thursday as Team Academic Award winners by the United Soccer Coaches organization.


A total of 813 collegiate teams earned the Team Academic Award, including 195 schools which had both their men's and women's programs among the recipients. UHV was among those with both teams being recognized.


It was the second straight year for the UHV women's team to earn the award after posting a 3.34 overall GPA during the 2016-17 school year. The award was the first for the men's team which posted a 3.11 GPA.


College Team Academic Award recipients are active members of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program with a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster.


USC annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school and college soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full year.


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