Carrie Walsh Selected To The 2001 District VIII Women's Soccer Academic All-America Team

Jan. 11, 2002

Stamford, Conn. - A total of 11 female student-athletes from ten different NCAA Division I schools comprise the 2001 Verizon Women's Soccer Academic All-American Team for District VII as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In order to be eligible for Academic All-American honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, must be a starter or an important reserve and be in at least their second season at their current school.

Stanford's Carrie Walsh enjoyed a banner season as the starting goalkeeper, and played in all but 13 minutes in 2001. The Los Gatos, Calif., native holds the single-season record for minutes played with 1978. She also recorded five shutouts, including a shutout against Denver in the first round of the College Cup.

Walsh holds a 3.83 GPA in Japanese and Spanish. She also was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

District VIII includes schools in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia. The District VIII student-athletes advance to the Verizon All-American national ballot. The national Verizon Academic All-American Women's Soccer Team will be announced on February 7, 2002.

VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VIII WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMBethany Bogart, UCLA -- Sr. -- San Diego, CA -- 3.39 -- CommunicationsChelsea Brandt, Weber State -- So. -- South Jordan, UT -- 4.00 -- UndecidedPatrice Feulner, Arizona State -- So. -- St. Charles, IL -- 3.79 -- AccountingNatalie Franklin, UC Irvine -- Sr. -- Torrance, CA -- 3.90 -- Social ScienceMaren Harper, Utah -- Jr. -- Sacramento, CA -- 4.00 -- Political ScienceBrittany Kirk, California -- Jr. -- Claremont, CA -- 3.62 -- Mass CommunicationsMarni Polakow, UNLV -- Sr. -- Buffalo Grove, IL -- 3.72 -- KinesiologyErin Schremser, Hawaii -- Sr. -- Kingston, WA -- 3.89 -- Elementary EducationHope Solo, Washington -- Jr. -- Richland, WA -- 3.20 -- CommunicationsMeagan Thunell, Weber State -- Sr. -- Logan, UT -- 3.91 -- English TeachingCarrie Walsh, Stanford -- Sr. -- Los Gatos, CA -- 3.83 -- Japanese/Spanish
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