Trio of Longhorns earn CoSIDA Academic All-District VI accolades
STAMFORD, Conn. -- After earning first-team Academic All-Conference honors just two days ago, University of Texas senior Kelly Wilson (Odessa, Texas/Permian) and sophomores Amy Burlingham (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Dana Hall (Kingwood, Texas) were named to the first and second teams of the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VI University Division Women's Soccer squad on Thursday, Nov. 4.
Wilson and Burlingham garnered first-team honors and Hall was selected to the second team to place three Longhorns among a list of 22 players from District VI, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Notably, the three selections for Texas tied with Rice and Ole Miss for the most honorees in the district and accounted for three of the seven Big 12 student-athletes included. Texas has also had five different players capture CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades a total of seven times as Wilson has now earned this distinction in three of her four seasons on the Forty Acres with this marking the initial first-team honor of her career and the duo of Burlingham and Hall picking up these accolades for the first time in their respective careers. Additionally, with the first-team laurels awarded to both Wilson and Burlingham, both student-athletes will now have a chance to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors to be announced later in November.
To be nominated for the Academic All-District teams, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during their career. Athletes are not eligible until they have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution, and, in the case of transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates, have completed at least one full academic year at the nominating institution. Only 23 of the players nominated are then named to the two teams as per the results of a vote taken from the membership of the College Sports Information Directors Society of America (CoSIDA).
A kinesiology major, Wilson is not only a two-time All-American and four-time, first-team All-Big 12 performer, but is also Texas' career leader in points (120), assists (38) and game-winning goals (12) after already amassing a team-best 37 points to date in 2004. Meanwhile, Burlingham, who is a psychology major, currently ranks fifth on the club in scoring with 11 points and Hall, who is majoring in kinesiology, has tied the school sophomore mark for goalkeepr wins with seven.