KANSAS CITY – The University of South Carolina Aiken women’s soccer team was recognized for its excellence in the classroom by garnering the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award by posting a 3.20 grade point average.
USC Aiken was one of nine Peach Belt Conference schools to earn academic award honors. A total of 568 women’s soccer teams across the nation were honored for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Five different Pacers were acknowledged after their 2011 campaigns for their commitment to the classroom.
Emily Dodd (North Augusta, S.C./North Augusta) was chosen to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team on Nov. 9, 2011, while Paige Busby (North Augusta, S.C./North Augusta), Alli Edens (Lexington, S.C./College of Charleston), Kyle Maguire (Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork) and Jordan Ziegler (Lexington, S.C./White Knoll) were Honorable Mention selections.