Men’s Soccer Team Earns Nation’s Highest GPA

October 08, 2018

By Audrey St. Clair ’03

The Tars tie for the top GPA in the country among all NCAA men’s soccer teams during the 2017-18 academic year.

Rollins’ men’s soccer team was recently recognized for posting the highest GPA in the country during the 2017-18 academic year. The team’s 3.63 GPA was tied for the highest in the nation among all NCAA men’s soccer teams.

United Soccer Coaches, the world’s largest soccer-coach organization, recognized the team with the Scholar All-America Team award. To be selected as a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Team, teams must be a current member of United Soccer Coaches College Services and must have achieved a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher throughout the academic year.

“Rollins is committed to the entire student-athlete experience, which has been recognized by our peers and competitors,” says Pennie Parker, Rollins’ director of athletics. “I am proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their efforts both in the classroom and on the field. These awards highlight our commitment to educating the whole student-athlete and providing the premier academic and athletic experience.”

Out of a total of 782 soccer teams that were recognized for academic achievement, Rollins tied with Middlebury University for the highest in the country.

The women’s soccer team also earned United Soccer Coaches’ College Team Academic Award award, making Rollins one of 198 schools where both men’s and women’s teams were honored.

Rollins has a long history of athletic and academic excellence. Rollins’ 23 varsity sports teams have won 23 national championships and 91 Sunshine State Conference Championships, and the College has earned the Division II President’s Award for Academic Excellence for seven consecutive years. Rollins student-athletes have posted a cumulative GPA above 3.0 for more than 30 straight semesters.

Fans can follow Tars soccer all season long with live audio and video on the Tars Sports Network at, where the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins soccer teams can also be accessed. Fans can also stay up to date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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