The team academic laurel is the second for Houston in the league’s four-year history. The Cougars also earned the award for the 2013-14 academic year.
In 2017, Houston posted a 30-25 overall record and 12-6 mark in The American. The Cougars finished in second in the conference standings for the regular season and added a runner-up finish at The American Championship. The two finishes under Head Coach Kristin Vesely are both the highest respective finishes as a member of the league.