No. 2 Tritons Earn Inaugural Team Pinnacle Award from United Soccer Coaches
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team was one of only 19 men’s and women’s collegiate programs from across the nation to earn a Team Pinnacle Award from the United Soccer Coaches for its performance in 2018. The organization announced its recipients this afternoon.
This is the inaugural year for the Team Pinnacle Awards, which honors teams that excel in the areas of academics, sportsmanship, and athletics.
To be considered for the honor, collegiate teams must have received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award; achieved recognition in the classroom as a recipient of the College Team Academic Award; and recorded a winning percentage of .750 or higher during the respective season.
The Tritons excelled in all facets. Not receiving a red card and collecting only three yellow cards in 2018, UC San Diego was honored with the Silver Award for its sportsmanship. In the classroom, the Tritons compiled a 3.37 team GPA across the 2018-19 academic year. On the pitch, the Tritons achieved a 19-3-2 overall record for a .833 winning percentage.
The teams who earned a Team Pinnacle Award will be formally recognized by the United Soccer Coaches at the College Coaches Reception on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 as part of the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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