Stanford's Noyola Scholar Athlete of the Year
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — STANFORD senior midfielder Teresa Noyola has been named the 2011 NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, as announced by the NSCAA. The association has also released the 2011 NSCAA Women's College Scholar All-America Team, which includes Noyola, WASHINGTON senior midfielder Kate Deines and CALIFORNIA junior midfielder Betsy Hassett.
Noyola is a three-time NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America honoree and has been named to the first team of the NSCAA's Scholar All-America university division. She is also a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in collegiate soccer. The senior maintained a 3.52 GPA in math and computational science while helping the Cardinal to a 95-4-4 record during her four seasons at Stanford, including a 53-0-1 mark at home. Her second-period goal gave Stanford its first NCAA championship when the Cardinal defeated Duke 1-0 on December 4. She racked up nine goals and 15 assists during the 2011 season, bringing her career totals to 31 goals and 40 assists. Her 102 points rank ninth in school history, while her career and single-season assist totals rank No. 2 in Cardinal history. If she wins the Hermann Trophy, she would be the first female to win the Player of the Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year awards since Portland's Christine Sinclair in 2005.
Washington's Kate Deines is on the second team with a 3.73 GPA in communications.
Cal's Betsy Hassett is a third-team selection with a 3.47 GPA in social welfare.
The scholar-athletes will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.