CARY, N.C. – Junior forward Kristina Lynch was recognized on Thursday night before the College Cup semifinal as the recipient of the 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Elite 90 award. A native of Granger, Ind., Lynch graduated with a 4.0 GPA in Biology. She was named the Outstanding Senior Scholar while earning University honors and graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Lynch will be pursuing a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology starting in the fall.
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 third time that an FSU soccer student-athlete has received the honor from the NCAA as Lynch joins Gabby Carle from 2018 and Kacy Scarpa from 2014. Softball’s Tessa Daniels (2018) and Volleyball’s Amanda Sexton (2011) were also recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Lynch has been a key to FSU’s success this season, tallying four goals, including one game-winner against Pittsburgh in FSU’s 4-1 win over the Panthers. She has helped lead an FSU offense that has scored 40 goals in 14 games this season as the Seminoles are 13-0-1 heading into the College Cup.
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