Ashley Wood Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

Nov. 5, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State women's soccer senior goalkeeper Ashley Wood has been named second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday.

Wood, who carries a 3.80 cumulative GPA in exercise science, has helped lead Oregon State to one its best seasons in school history as the senior carries a 7-1-0 mark heading into this weekend's games against Arizona State and Arizona.

The goalkeeper ranks fourth in the Pac-10 Conference with a 0.75 goals against average as Wood has recorded 18 saves and three shutouts this season.

Wood is a two-time academic all-conference selection and is the first Oregon State player to be named to the all-district squad since 2007, when Jodie Taylor earned second-team honors.

Nominations and voting for the Academic All-America® programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be nominated for all-district honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.

No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. In the cases of transfers, graduate students and two-year college graduates, the student-athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible.

Wood and the rest of the Oregon State women's soccer team returns to action on Friday, Nov. 6, when the Beavers travel to Tempe, Ariz., to face Arizona State at 6:00 p.m.

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