Blinn Women’s Soccer Earns Team Academic Award
The Blinn College women’s soccer program recently received a Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches as recognition of exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year.
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 for all players on the roster throughout the academic year.
“I am really thrilled for the women’s soccer team to receive a national honor like this, especially with the program being so young,” head coach Michael McBride said. “This team has set the standard for the teams that come after them.”
A total of 940 college teams (356 men’s, 584 women’s) earned the Team Academic Award.
Earlier in the year, the Blinn women’s soccer team was named a 2019-2020 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for maintaining a 3.15 grade point average and eight women’s soccer players were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Team for maintaining a GPA of 3.60 or higher.
Lindy Jenkins (Brenham) was named to the first team with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Hope Hillhouse (Amarillo), Jocelynn Lausell (Houston), Jannell Medellin (Houston), and Kajol Prasad (Murphy) were named second-team All-Academic for posting GPAs between 3.80 and 3.99, and Alyssa Cisneros (Katy), Keana Flores (Houston), and Olivia Porter (Chicago, Ill.) were named to the third team for maintaining a GPAs between 3.60 and 3.79.
Blinn finished the 2019 season with a 6-9-1 overall record and 4-7-1 conference record.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 41 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.