Three Beavers Earn Academic All-Region Accolades

Nov. 7, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

Oregon State women's soccer players Courtney Carter, Morgan Crabtree, and Katie Henderson have earned 2002 Verizon Academic All-District VIII recognition, it was announced Thursday.

Carter and Crabtree were named to the first-team, and Henderson was named to the second-team.

To be considered, student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.20, be a starter or significant reserve that has played in at least 50 percent of her team's games, and be at least a sophomore.

Athletes named to the first team will be placed on the national ballot for All-America consideration. The academic All-America team will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The academic all-region recognition is the first such honor for each player, though all three have been named to a Pacific-10 Conference academic team at least once in their careers.

Crabtree, a senior majoring in Philosophy, carries a 3.83 GPA and has tallied six points on a goal and four assists this year. She is tied for eighth on OSU's all-time assist list.

A native of Eugene, Ore., Crabtree was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team as a junior and the second team as a sophomore. She also earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a junior and sophomore.

Carter maintains a 3.57 GPA as a Business major with an option in marketing. A second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection as a sophomore, she currently leads the team in scoring with 19 points, and is already among the OSU career leaders in points and goals scored. Carter, a junior, hails from West Linn, Ore.

Henderson, a senior from Littleton, Colo., boasts a 3.34 GPA as a Human Development and Family Sciences major with an emphasis in early childhood development.

Henderson earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition as a junior and sophomore, and was tabbed for academic honorable mention by the conference last year. Her 54 points equal the fourth-highest total on the OSU career charts, and she ranks among the school's career leaders in goals and assists as well.

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