The Lawrence University soccer teams have again been honored for academic excellence by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Both Lawrence teams have received the Team Academic Award for having a cumulative grade point average higher than 3.0.

The Lawrence women, coached by Lisa Sammons, posted a 3.35 grade point average during the 2011-12 academic year. The Lawrence men, led by long-time coach Blake Johnson, had a 3.16 grade point average.

This marks the eighth consecutive year that both Lawrence teams have earned the award. This is the 11th time since 2000 that the Lawrence women captured the award and it is the 10th time for the Lawrence men during the same period.

The Lawrence men finished the 2012 season with an 8-8-1 record and took sixth place in the Midwest Conference. The Lawrence women had a 4-13 mark and took ninth place in the league.