McDonald and Wilson named to the first team of the 2004 NSCAA/adidas Women's South Region Scholar Athlete All-America squads
MISSION, Kan. -- University of Texas senior forwards Kelly McDonald (Littleton, Colo.) and Kelly Wilson (Odessa, Texas) were both named to the first team of the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Women's South Region Scholar Athlete America squads on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
While such honors mark the first received by any Longhorns players in the history of the UT program, McDonald and Wilson make up two of the 12 student-athletes included on this year's first-team, two of six Big 12 soccer players listed on one of the three teams and the only first-team honorees from the league.
Student-athletes qualify for a spot on one of the three squads by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point over their respective careers, starting more than 50 percent of their team's games or being a significant contributor and holding at least a junior academic standing at their current institution.
Wilson, a kinesiology major, and McDonald, a biology/pre-med major, completed the 2004 season by ranking first and third on the team in scoring, respectively, to help the Longhorns advance to the NCAA Tournament for a fourth consecutive season and reach the round of 16. Additionally, they rounded out their collegiate careers by re-writing the school career record books. While they both tied the game-winning goals (13) and games played (84) marks, Wilson set new records for starts (84), assists (41) and points (129) and McDonald posted the most career goals in UT history with 46.