APPLETON, Wis. —┬áThe 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 during the 2012-13 academic year.

The Lawrence women, coached by Lisa Sammons, posted a 3.41 grade point average during the year. The Lawrence men, led by long-time coach Blake Johnson, had a 3.29 grade point average.

This marks the ninth consecutive year that both Lawrence teams have earned the award. This is the 12th time since 2000 that the Lawrence women captured the award and it is the 11th time for the Lawrence men during the same period.

The Lawrence men endured an injury-filled year and finished sixth in the Midwest Conference and had a 7-10-1 overall record. The Lawrence women had a 5-10-1 mark and took eighth place in the league