WSU Soccer Earns NSCAA/adidas Women's Team Academic Award

Feb. 9, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State soccer squad earned the NSCAA/adidas Women's College Team Academic Award for carrying a 3.45 team GPA, giving the Cougars the No. 8 ranking among Division I women's soccer teams. The mark is the best among Pacific-10 Conference schools.

This isn't the first time the Cougars' excellence in the classroom has been recognized this season. Head Coach Matt Potter's squad had 11 players earn Pac-10 All-Academic accolades including two first team honorees, Megan Cecchini and Ashley Lara. In 2003 the WSU soccer team boasted a conference-leading 17 All-Academic selections.

Many Cougars have been recognized for their individual achievements in the classroom, as well, including junior co-captain Katie Hultin. The second team All-Pac-10 goalkeeper was named to the 2004 Academic All-District VIII Women's Soccer University Division Second Team for carrying a 3.53 GPA in biology.

Here is a look at all of the WSU soccer team's academic honors just over halfway through the 2004-2005 academic year;

Carmen AndersonPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

Brooke BemisFall President's Honor Roll

Brynn BemisFall President's Honor Roll

Megan CecchiniUSAA All-American Scholar-AthletePac-10 All-Academic (First Team)Fall President's Honor RollFall Peer Academic Counselor

Angela FajardoPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

Shaye HarrelFall President's Honor Roll

Katie HultinPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII (Second Team)Fall President's Honor RollFall Peer Academic Counselor

Jennie KuncUSAA All-American Scholar-AthletePac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)Fall President's Honor Roll

Ashley LaraUSAA All-American Scholar-AthletePac-10 All-Academic (First Team)Fall President's Honor Roll

Jessica MartinezFall President's Honor Roll

Cailan McCutchanPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)Fall President's Honor Roll

Anna MillerFall President's Honor Roll

Alix RustrumUSAA All-American Scholar-AthletePac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)Fall President's Honor Roll

Sara Silver-HillPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)Fall President's Honor RollFall Peer Academic Counselor

Jennifer SherwoodFall President's Honor Roll

Christie SpearPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

Haley Thompson-MillerPac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

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