LEXINGTON, Va. - The men's and women's soccer programs were named the first recipients of the Colonel Don Jamison Team Academic Achievement Award, according to information released earlier this week.
Women's soccer finished with a 1.2 score, while the men's soccer program was at 1.13 and women's rifle finished at 1.0 to round out the top three scores.
"Winning the Don Jamison is a huge accomplishment," said VMI's Assistant AD for Academic Services and Compliance J.B. Weber. "It demonstrates that the cadet-athletes of a program are committed to attaining the highest levels academic achievement at the Institute. Congratulations to our Men’s and Women’s Soccer cadet-athletes for a truly exceptional year in the classroom."
The award, developed earlier this academic year, recognizes one men's team and one women's team. The award is earned by which team’s cadet-athletes have accumulated the greatest number of individual academic honors from the VMI Athletic Academic Honors Program relative to the size of its membership.
Each team earns one point per team member named to the Cadet-Athlete Honor Society, while an additional bonus point is given for each squad member who makes the Athletic Director's Honors List. That number is then divided by points available to the team and the highest fraction wins.
Further academic honors from the 2014-15 spring term will be announced in the coming days.