The U.S. Olympic Association’s Olympic Athlete Academy is now open to female athletes
The U-19 women’s soccer team has been awarded the 2019 NCAA Tournament title, becoming the first U.K.-based program to win the NCAA Tournament since 2008.
The team is also the first to be awarded the prestigious Olympic Athletes Award, a prestigious award given to the U.k.-based women’s collegiate athletes.
The team defeated defending NCAA champions Maryland in a semifinal on Sunday, while the U-23s defeated No. 1 seed Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals.
The U23s now sit at 13-1 overall and are in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, which begins March 10 in Oklahoma City.
With the win, the U23’s are now in a strong position for a spot in the NCAA tournament, but they need to win five games to reach the finals.
U.S.-based soccer coach Paul Schlosser had said last month that the team is set to compete in the 2019 Women’s World Cup in China.