AUSTIN, Texas -- The academic honors continue to stream in for Texas senior forward Kelsey Carpenter.
The Longhorns' second-leading point scorer earned a spot on the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Women's Soccer All-America Third Team on Tuesday (Nov. 20) by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Allen, Texas native is the second Academic All-American in Texas soccer history joining Texas Ex Kelly Wilson (2004 First Team) on the all-time list.
In the classroom, Carpenter carries a 3.51 grade point average in sport management. The 2007 Lowe's Senior CLASS nominee also has a minor in communication sciences and disorders.
On the soccer pitch, Carpenter shares the 2007 team lead in points (25) and goals (10) and is tied with three others for second in assists (5). She is in one of the best players in the Big 12 Conference as she ranks in the top five in points and goals this season.
Carpenter has earned numerous academic honors throughout her four-year career including National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-America in 2006, NSCAA Scholar All-South Region in 2006 and Academic All-Big 12 from 2005-07.
Carpenter is also a standout athletically as she became the fifth Texas soccer player to earn NSCAA All-America honors with her selection to the 2006 squad. She is a two-time NSCAA All-Central Region choice (2005 and 2006) and was tabbed Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP for her performance in helping Texas win its first Big 12 Tournament Championship in 2006.
Carpenter has left her name in the record books as she ranks in the top 10 in single season and career points, goals, assists and game-wining goals. She is the Texas school record holder in single season game-winning goals (8) and tied for first in career GWGs (13). Carpenter is third all-time in Texas history in points (98) and goals (39). She ranks in the top 10 in career assists (fifth place with 20) and single season points (fourth place with 35 in 2006) and goals (second place with 15 in 2006).
The Longhorns return to action against Florida State in the third round of the 2007 NCAA Soccer Championships. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. Central on Friday, Nov. 23.