The Boston University women’s soccer team won the 2012-13 Terrier Cup, which is awarded each year to a BU athletic team based on academic performance, community service, athletic achievement and team spirit, campus officials said.
The women’s soccer team amassed a total of 556.9 points through the competition, driven by points earned through the service category, officials said. The team volunteered 715 hours of community service, which was more than any other sports team at BU and equaled 297.9 points in the Terrier Cup competition.
“Like all of the student-athletes at Boston University, our players work very hard on and off the field,” said a statement from women’s soccer head coach Nancy Feldman. “They are motivated to represent themselves, our program and Boston University in all they do. I know they take great pride in being a part of the camaraderie that is Boston University Athletics, being part of Boston University, as well as being good citizens and giving back to others in this great city of Boston.”
Women’s ice hockey finished a close second, just 59.4 points behind women’s soccer for the Terrier Cup. The team amassed 100 points in the athletic achievement category after a season that saw the team advance to the NCAA championship title game. Women’s ice hockey also finished second in community service points with 212.5.
Rounding out the top five were women’s swimming and diving, with 358.9 points; women’s softball, with 322.4 points; and women’s rowing, with 314.2 points. The top men’s team finisher was men’s swimming, finishing 10th with 206.4 points, followed by men’s track/cross country, with 205 points, and men’s ice hockey, with 185.8 points.
“This year’s Terrier Cup gave Boston University teams an opportunity to compete in a friendly competition that focused on our department’s core values of athletic excellence, academic achievement and community service,” said a statement from Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch. “I am extremely proud of the effort of the women’s soccer team and all our student-athletes who participated in the Terrier Cup this past year. Congratulations to Nancy Feldman, her staff and the entire women’s soccer team.”
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