Liz Harkin Named Pac-10 Medal of Honor Recipient

June 15, 2010

Former Arizona State University soccer player Liz Harkin has been named a 2009-10 Pacific-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal of Honor recipient, according to an announcement by the Conference. Awarded annually to each member institution's outstanding senior male and senior female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership, Harkin is joined by Ryan Whiting of the Sun Devil track and field program as ASU's honorees this academic year.

One of the greatest defenders ever to wear a Sun Devil uniform, Harkin started in 78 of 79 career games, earning First-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 2008 and again in 2009. Last season Harkin played a big role in helping the Sun Devils return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.

In 2008 Harkin earned a spot on the U.S. U-20 National Team, which captured the gold medal in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup held in Chile.

Academically speaking, Harkin earned Pac-10 First-Team All-Academic honors three straight years (2007-09) in addition to being named to the NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-America Third Team in 2008 and again in 2009.

Last January, Harkin was selected by FC Gold Pride with the third pick of the sixth round (50th overall) of the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer Draft.