Men's Soccer Earns League's Team Academic Achievement Award
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
ELMHURST, Ill.-In the final year of The Summit League, the Centenary men's soccer team placed 15 members of its squad on the 2010-11 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence awarding them the League's Team Academic Achievement Award for men's soccer.

Team Academic Achievement Awards in each sport are based on percentage of list-eligible student-athletes on the Commissioner's List. With 60 percent of its squad named to the list, the Centenary men's soccer program continues to build on a rich history of academically-successful student-athletes.

"We talk a lot about how our success in the classroom correlates to our success on the field and vice versa. The players buy into this philosophy and challenge themselves and their teammates to be their best at both," noted head coach David Orr.

"There is no substitute for work." - John Wooden. This is a great quote and we [Centenary men's soccer] bring this to our everyday way of life. To be successful, it can't just be on the field, it has to be in the classroom, on the campus, in our relationships, in the community, in our family and in our faith. We all have the opportunity to be successful, it becomes a matter of whether you will work for it or not. We choose to work for success," said Orr.

In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, he/she must carry a 3.00 or better cumulative GPA, achieve sophomore academic standing at the institution, have used a year of eligibility and be on the squad list in the sport in which he/she is nominated. Transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates must have completed one academic year at the nominating institution. True freshmen, redshirt freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for the award.

The men's soccer program joins the men's swimming program as the only two sports honored with Team Academic Achievement Awards. These two programs helped Centenary to the league's Institutional Academic Achievement Award.