TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After receiving NSCAA Second Team All-American honors recently for her excellence on the field during the 2016 season, redshirt senior Kirsten Crowley was named an NSCAA First Team Scholar All-American for her performance in the classroom, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Thursday.
Crowley becomes the ninth Seminole to be named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, joining India Trotter (2005), Katrin Schmidt (2007), Kirsten van de Ven (2007), Becky Edwards (2008, 2009), Tori Huster (2011), Kassey Kallman (2012, 2013), Casey Short (2012) and Dagny Brynjarsdottir (2014).
Crowley also earned a spot on the 2016 NSCAA Scholar All-South Region First Team, her second regional academic accolade after being chosen to the second team in 2015.
The Panama City, Fla., native had already received a double bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management in the spring of 2016, and competed during 2016 season while pursuing a master’s in business administration.
She has placed on the FSU Dean’s List three times and was named to the President’s List after a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2015 semester. She has also held the highest GPA on the team in each of the last two seasons, earning FSU Soccer’s Golden Torch Award.
On the field, Crowley completed her career as a four-time ACC Champion, captaining the Noles to the 2016 title after topping a trio of top 10 programs – No. 6 Duke, No. 9 Clemson and No. 10 North Carolina. She tallied six points on one goal and four assists, including the game-winning goal at Pitt on October 1.
Playing every single minute of the season on the defensive backline, Crowley and the Seminoles allowed just nine goals over 2,057 minutes in 22 games, and FSU’s 0.394 goals-against average was the second-lowest in the nation this year.
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