Anderson earns ESPN The Magazine Soccer Academic All-America honors
Nov. 18, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas junior Emily Anderson was named to the ESPN The Magazine Soccer Academic All-America Second Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.
The Austin, Texas native carries a 4.00 GPA in Accounting and is the third Academic All-American in Texas soccer history, joining Texas Exes Kelsey Carpenter (Third Team, 2007) and Kelly Wilson (First Team, 2004) on the all-time list. Anderson is also the first Longhorn to garner the Academic nod as a junior.
Anderson is no stranger to academic accolades, as she has already garnered First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors this season. The junior was the only athlete on the 94-player Academic All-Big 12 team to boast a 4.00 GPA.
Anderson has not only had a standout year academically, but has also had an impact year on the pitch. The defender/midfielder finished the season fourth on the team in scoring with nine points after recording a career -high four goals and adding one assist. She also netted two gamewinners, including the Longhorns' lone goal in their NCAA First Round victory over Washington State on November 14.
In her three-year career on the Forty Acres, Anderson is a two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District pick.