CARY, N.C. – Sophomore defender Gabby Carle was recognized on Thursday night as the recipient of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Elite 90 award. A native of Levis, Quebec, Canada, Carle currently holds a 4.0 GPA as she pursues her degree in Exercise Physiology.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.
It is the second time that an FSU soccer student-athlete has received the honor from the NCAA as Carle joins Kacy Scarpa from 2014. Softball’s Tessa Daniels (2018) and Volleyball’s Amanda Sexton (2011) were also recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Carle has been key to FSU’s success this season, tallying four assists, including the game-winner against South Alabama on September 9. Her presence on the defensive backline has helped the Seminoles post 14 shutouts on the year and have a record of 7-1-2 against ranked opponents in 2018.
Carle balanced her studies while competing for the Canada Senior National Team at the 2018 CONCACAF Championship on October 5-17. Carle and Canada finished second in the tournament and earned a spot at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next summer.
Carle and the No. 5 Seminoles will face No. 1 Stanford on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the NCAA Semifinals at WakeMed Soccer Park. The match will be broadcast on ESPNU.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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