Soccer places 10 on Academic All-Big 12 Team
IRVING, Texas -- The No. 12 Texas Longhorns placed 10 on the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team, the league office announced.
Among those honored on the 95-person first and second-teams, Emily Anderson (Austin, Texas) and OU's Kate Leyendecker carry a 4.00 grade point average.
Eight Horns made the first team including Anderson, seniors forward Kelsey Carpenter (Allen, Texas), midfielder Greta Carter (Arlington, Texas), midfielder Leslie Imber (Houston, Texas); junior defenders Jill Gilbeau (San Diego, Calif.) and Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas) and goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger (Sugar Land, Texas); and sophomore midfielder Stephanie Gibson (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada).
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the soccer academic all-league squad consisted of 75 first team members combined with 20 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 faces Colorado in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Big 12 Soccer Tournament. UT and CU take the soccer pitch at 5:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Blossom Soccer Stadium.