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Program-Best 12 Bruins Named to Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll

May 19, 2021
Jacey Pederson

Twelve members of the UCLA women's soccer team were selected to the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this season, the most ever in program history.

Redshirt senior and sociology major Jacey Pederson earned her fourth career award, and senior and economics major Olivia Athens earned her third. Receiving honors for the second time in their career are junior Lauren Brzykcy (sociology) and redshirt sophomore Cassidy Tshimbalanga (international development studies). First-time honorees are freshman Jen Alvarado (political science), sophomore Jackie Gilday (physiological science), sophomore Kylie Kerr (psychology), redshirt freshman Emily Mickelsen (physiological science), redshirt freshman Hannah Mitchell (international development studies), freshman Kaila Novak (neuroscience), sophomore Brianne Riley (sociology) and sophomore Kali Trevithick (education).

To be eligible for selection to the academic honor roll, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or above and have served at least one year in residence at the institution.

UCLA has had seven or more student-athletes earn Pac-12 academic honors every year since 2012.

The Bruins have thrived academically under head coach Amanda Cromwell. Her teams have earned United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards every year since she began in 2013-14 and for nine consecutive years.