Soccer's Anderson named ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-America
Nov. 18, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas senior Emily Anderson has been named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Soccer First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Anderson is the first Longhorn in program history to earn Academic All-America honors twice in a career and the second to be tabbed as a First Team honoree. The defender earned a Second Team Academic All-America nod in 2008.
The defender out of Austin, Texas, boasts a 4.00 GPA in the prestigious Accounting/MPA program in the McCombs School of Business and is no stranger to academic awards. Since starting on the Forty Acres in 2006, Anderson has picked up three First Team Academic All-Big 12 Honors, two ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA First Team selections and an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Second Team All-America honor.
On the pitch in 2009, Anderson was one of four Longhorns to start every one of UT's 21 matches over the course of the season, and contributed one goal and one assist while helping the Longhorns hold six opponents scoreless. Over her four-year career she posted 11 goals and four assists for 26 points.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.