Sharts Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
BOULDER — Colorado defender Hannah Sharts continues to add to her postseason resumé as she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 First Team, the association announced Thursday morning.
Sharts will now automatically advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot where honorees will be voted upon by sports information directors around the country to fill out three teams of Academic All-Americans.
The defender recently added to her postseason accolades, earning United Soccer Coaches Second Team Scholar All-America and First Team All-West Region two weeks ago. The junior from Newbury Park, Calif., completed her undergrad with a 3.90 GPA in communications and is pursuing a Master's in organizational leadership with a 4.0 GPA.
Sharts enjoyed her best season in the Black and Gold in the spring, totaling four goals early on in the season. She recorded back-to-back game-winners against Northern Colorado and Weber State and added goals in CU's win at No. 10 California and Stanford. She finished second on the team with nine points, assisting on the game-winning goal at Utah.
The 5-11 defender led CU in minutes (1,574) this season and started every match. Sharts, a team captain this season, was a large presence on CU's youthful backline. She has helped the Buffs record eight total shutouts on the way to Colorado's 12th NCAA Tournament appearance.
She was earlier selected First Team All-Conference and All-Pacific Region. Sharts was also the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 15) and was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week for April 13.