For Immediate Release: December 1, 2009
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Binghamton men's soccer posts nation's fifth-highest NCAA Division I team GPA in 2008-09

Complete NSCAA Team Academic Honors

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's soccer team, which has advanced to the six of the past seven America East Conference championship games, tied for the fifth-highest team GPA among over 200 NCAA Division I programs during the 2008-09 academic year. The results were posted by the NSCAA.

The Bearcats attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 in 2008-09, which tied Marist and Columbia. Dartmouth posted the highest team GPA (3.46) among Division I programs, followed by Washington (3.44), Long Island University (3.44) and DePaul (3.34).

"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 have been successful in every way."

The 2008-09 academic year marks the fourth consecutive time that the Bearcats have ranked among the top five Division I programs in the nation in terms of their overall GPA. Last year, the Bearcats were first with a 3.37 overall GPA. During the 2006-07 academic year, Binghamton was fourth with a 3.26 GPA and the preceding year, it was third with a 3.30 team GPA.
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