Soccer lands nine on Academic All-Big 12 teams
Nov. 3, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Nine University of Texas Soccer players were named to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 teams, the conference announced Tuesday. Seven Longhorns earned First Team honors led by seniors Emily Anderson (Accounting/MPA) and Casey Mogk (Accounting/MPA), who were two of 11 in the league to post perfect 4.0 GPAs. Texas' nine overall selections are its most since 2007 and the third most in program history.
Joining Anderson and Mogk on the First Team was senior Stephanie Gibson (3.86, business honors/finance), juniors Erica Campanelli (3.83, sport management) and Alisha Ortiz (3.26, government) and sophomores Kylie Doniak (3.65, liberal arts) and Courtney Goodson (3.37, education).
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the soccer academic all-league squad consisted of 84 first team members combined with 19 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Texas opens postseason play at the 2009 Big 12 Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The sixth-seeded Longhorns face third-seeded Colorado at 2 p.m. Central at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio.