RINDGE, N.H. (February 5, 2019) – Senior back Marta Turmo (Barcelona, Spain) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team has earned the women’s soccer Sport Excellence Award from the Northeast-10 Conference, as announced on Monday afternoon.
The nomination criteria for the Sport Excellence Award is the same as for the NE10’s Academic All-Conference teams, which were announced last week. A student-athlete must fulfill each of the following criteria: (1) participated in at least half of the team’s competitions as a starter or significant contributor, (2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), and (3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution. The awards are chosen by the vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives. Ultimately, one honoree is selected in each sport sponsored by the NE10 to earn the Sport Excellence Award.
Turmo is a management major with a 3.77 GPA. It is not her first academic award of the year, as she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, after earning Academic All-District First Team honors, and landed on the NE10 Academic All-Conference Team last week. On the field, Turmo earned consensus All-America Third Team honors from USC and D2CCA, consensus All-East Region First Team selections from the same organizations, NE10 Defensive Player of the Year plaudits and All-NE10 First Team accolades. She started all 20 games on the backline for the Ravens and finished with seven points, on two goals and three assists. Turmo attempted 15 shots on the season, including six shots on goal.
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