Release: January 11, 2008
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soccer posts fourth-best team GPA among NCAA Division I programs
List of Team Earning Academic Honors
N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's soccer team, which has won two of
the past five America East Conference championships, posted the
fourth-highest combined GPA among over 300 NCAA Division I programs
during the 2006-07 academic year. The results were posted by
The Bearcats finished the 2006-07 year with a GPA of 3.26, trailing
only Dartmouth (3.35), Fairleigh Dickinson (3.30) and Cornell
(3.27). On the field, last year's squad swept both the America
East regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the
NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.
"This honor is a testament to all of the hard work our players
have put into our program," head coach Paul Marco said.
"They have set a standard of excellence and been successful
in every way."
The 2006-07 academic year marks the second consecutive time that
the Bearcats have ranked among the top four Division I teams
in terms of their overall GPA. The 2006-07 squad finished third
with a 3.30 overall GPA.
In addition to its success
as a team, Binghamton has also earned its share of individual
academic honors. Senior back Adam
Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) was named a NSCAA/adidas First-Team
Scholar All-American for the 2007 men's soccer season. Chavez
and junior midfielder Barry
Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) were named to the NSCAA/adidas
Scholar 2007 All-East Region Team. In addition, Chavez was named
to the America East 2007 Fall Academic squad.
Binghamton finished 14-6-0
this past season and won its second consecutive America East
regular-season title. The Bearcats also advanced to the their
fifth consecutive conference championship game, which ties the
America East record held by Boston University (1993-97).