Feb. 24, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference and Commissioner John D. Swofford announced Wednesday, February 24, the honorees for this year’s All-ACC Women’s Soccer Academic Team. Florida State tied a school record placing six student-athletes on this year’s squad as Becky Edwards, Tori Huster, Marissa Kazbour, Tiffany McCarty, Erin McNulty and Jessica Price were all recognized in 2009.
The ACC honored six student-athletes on the Academic Team back in 2007 and since the award’s inception in 2005, the league has recognized 23 players from Florida State.
Edwards is one of four student-athletes on this year’s squad to hold the distinction as a four-time honoree on the All-ACC Academic Team. She joins Katrin Schmidt as the only other four-time honoree in Florida State history. Joining Edwards as a four-time honoree in 2009 are Whitney Engen of North Carolina, Kristi Eveland of North Carolina and Allie Sadow of Wake Forest. Kazbour is making an appearance on the All-Academic Team for the third time in her college career.
All 11 league schools that compete in women’s soccer are represented on the ACC All-Academic Team, which includes four players that were named first-, second- or third-team All-America and both the ACC Defensive Player of the Year (Whitney Engen) and the Offensive Player of the Year (Tiffany McCarty).
The 2009 ACC All-Academic Team also includes 11 players that were named first- or second-team All-ACC and six members of the ACC All-Freshman Team. Eighteen members of the All-Academic Team were named Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA, and four were named Academic All-America by the NSCAA or ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
Florida State and Duke led all schools with six academic selections a piece. Three schools followed with five honorees including North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Miami placed four student-athletes on this year’s time, while Maryland and Virginia each earned three selections. NC State collected a pair and Boston College and Clemson rounded out the 41-member squad with one nod a piece.
North Carolina’s Whitney Engen was the recipient of the 2009 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
In 2009, Edwards became the Seminoles’ first two-time, first-team Scholar All-American from the NSCAA. She also earned the distinction of becoming Florida State’s first Academic All-American at the national level. The Downingtown, Pa., native was named a third team All-American by CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine.
Edwards, Huster, Kazbour and McNulty were all named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic District III team this past year. Edwards earned first team honors, while Huster was named to the second team. McNulty and Kazbour were recognized on the third team.