Women's Soccer
    USC Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Accolades

    USC has picked up another set of NSCAA Team Academic Award honors.

    Feb. 26, 2013

    The 2012 USC women's soccer team was honored by the NSCAA for team academic excellence this past season. The Women of Troy accumulated a total team GPA of over 3.0 to land repeat honors with the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

    The 2012 squad posted a 3.09 GPA in fall 2012 and currently holds a cumulative team GPA of 3.05. The Trojans were boosted up by five Pac-12 All-Academic honorees in 2012. For the third time in the past five years, the USC had five Trojans on the honor roll, with three nabbing back-to-back honors with their 2012 selection. Juniors Autumn Altamirano, Haley Boysen and Elizabeth Eddy all earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second time. First-time honorees from the Trojan roster this season were senior Courtney Garcia and sophomore Jessica Musmanno, who also picked up Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

    Altamirano and Boysen lad the pack in 2012 with GPAs over 3.5. Altamirano holds a 3.52 as a psychology major, and Boysen stands at 3.51 as a communication major. That pair combined for three goals and three assists for the Women of Troy this season. Fellow junior Eddy provided a goal and three assists this year, holding a 3.14 GPA as a business major. Sophomore Jessica Musmanno got in on the scoring action this year with two assists, going along with her 3.28 GPA as a business major as well. Senior Garcia is on pace to graduate with a major in economics and a minor in business administration, as she holds a 3.03 GPA to go along with her eight career goals and three career assists as a Trojan.

    With those five at the forefront of USC's academic achievements in 2012, the Trojans held a combined 3.09 team GPA in the fall to land recognition with the 2012 NSCAA Team Academic Award.