Burlingham tabbed NSCAA Scholar All-American
MISSION, Kan. -- After being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-South Region Team earlier this month, University of Texas junior forward Amy Burlingham earned second-team NSCAA Scholar All-America laurels on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
While Burlingham (Costa Mesa, Calif.) was one of only 25 players selected nationally to either the first or second squads, she was also one of only two Big 12 student-athletes recognized and only the third Longhorn player to ever earn such distinctions (Kelly Wilson and Kelly McDonald in 2004).
To be eligible for consideration for the team, a player must by at least a junior in academic standing, have no less than a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, start at least 50 percent of the team©ˆs games and be nominated by an NSCAA member coach. Once selected, the honorees will be invited to the NSCAA All-America Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, as part of the 2006 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
A 2005 second-team Academic All-District VI performer, Burlingham finished her junior campaign ranked third on the team in scoring with 13 points behind five goals and three assists. She also started all 21 matches for the Horns last season and tied for the team lead with a pair of game-winning goals.