Dec. 20, 2005
Tallahassee, FL -Florida State junior India Trotter is reaping the benefits of an eye-opening season on the field this past year. Trotter helped lead FSU to the school’s second College Cup in the last three years and has been named a second team All-American, placed on the NCAA’s All-Tournament team and featured in Sports Illustrated. Now she is being honored for the work she has done in the classroom. Earlier this year Trotter was named FSU soccer’s first ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District first team selection. Tuesday she became FSU soccer’s first academic All-American.
The Ft. Lauderdale native was named to the NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America first team. The Media Production major entered the fall semester with a 3.38 GPA. Trotter joins five other first team scholar All-Americans who also received NSCAA/adidas All-America team honors last week.
“India has done a great job of combining great athletic qualities with outstanding dedication in the classroom,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “Her commitment to both her studies and soccer is fantastic. She continues to establish herself as one of the best student-athletes in the country.”
Coming off a career season, Trotter was a candidate for ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors and named All-ACC first team for the second straight season. With her All-ACC freshman team honors, the junior became the first FSU player to ever receive an All-ACC honor in each of her first three years. In 2005, Trotter surpassed her career totals for goals, assists and points in just 25 games as she recorded 13 goals and nine assists. She scored in 11 games this past season trailing only Sel Kuralay.
Trotter had a stellar run through the NCAA Tournament as well. In five matches she scored five goals surpassing her career total for goals coming into 2005. Trotter had a goal in each of FSU’s first four postseason matches and scored all three of FSU’s game-winners in the NCAA Tournament. With her goal versus UNC, Trotter is now all alone in first at FSU for career points, goals and game-winning goals in NCAA Tournament play.
Overall, 25 Division I soccer players were named either first or second team NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-American and of those players only six, including Trotter, were selected to both of the NSCAA’s All-America teams.