Husky Women's Soccer Players Pick Up National Honors

Jan. 20, 2005

Seattle - Several members of the Washington women's soccer team have been recognized with postseason honors highlighted by senior Tina Frimpong being named a second-team All-American. The Huskies had the best season in the program's history, posting a 17-5-1 record and reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.

Frimpong, who was voted the Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's second-team All-America squad. A native of Vancouver, Wash., Frimpong earned second- and third-team All-America in 2003 as a junior from three different organizations.

Frimpong finished her career as Washington's all-time leader in goals (42) and points (97). She led the Pac-10 in goals as a junior (13) and senior (15).

In addition to earning All-America honors, Frimpong was named to the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz All-West Region teams along with senior midfielder Nikki Gamble (Oak Harbor). Frimpong was a first-team pick while Gamble was a third-team selection on both squads. Gamble was second on the team in 2004 with 10 goals and 26 points.

Frimpong and Gamble were among five UW players receiving NSCAA All-Scholar recognition from the NSCAA. Frimpong was named to the association's Second-Team All-Scholar team and was also a first-team All-West selection along with junior Kim Taylor (Woodland Hills, Calif.). Gamble, senior Kelli Smith (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and senior Clare Rustad (Saltspring Island, B.C.) were second-team All-West Scholar picks. This year Rustad was a finalist for the Canadian Rhodes Scholarship.

Washington's team was recognized by the NSCAA with its Team Academic Award that is presented to squads boasting a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. It marked the eighth consecutive year the Husky program has been named a Team Academic Award winner.

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