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Notre Dame Recognized for Academic Success

Oct. 6, 2017

By Megan Golden

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The United Soccer Coaches announced the recipients of the 2017 Team Academic Award, and the University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team was selected for the 13th season.

Notre Dame was one of 531 women’s college teams to be recognized with the academic honor. The Irish last earned the award in 2014.

Schools are required to achieve a team GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to be considered for the award.

Notre Dame kicks off its Pink Zone game for breast cancer awareness at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, when it hosts Syracuse. The matchup between the Irish and the Orange will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN.

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Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.