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Cougar Soccer Team Earns National, WSU Academic Awards
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/11/2006
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Jan. 11, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State soccer squad has been recognized for academic excellence, earning a 2004-05 NSCAA/adidas Women's Collegiate Team Academic Award and the Washington State Athletic Department's Glenn Kranc Academic Award for the 2005 fall semester.

"Academics continues to and will always be an important part of our program," said WSU Head Soccer Coach Matt Potter. "We firmly believe both academic and athletic excellence go hand-in-hand, and thanks to the great support staff here at Washington State, our student-athletes continue to have the support and resources they need to shine."

The Cougars carried a 3.51 team grade point average during the 2004-05 academic year to garner the NSCAA/adidas award. The mark ranked WSU among the top-20 schools nationally and was the highest GPA of the Pacific-10 Conference.

Washington State soccer continues to shine in the classroom posting a program-high 3.55 team GPA during the 2005 fall semester to earn WSU's Kranc Academic Award. The Kranc Academic Award is presented each semester to the Cougar athletic team earning the highest semester team GPA.

"To be recognized again by the NSCAA with the team award is an honor," Potter continued. "The fall semester GPA continues to show the determination and character of the team to set new standards both on and off the field. As a staff we are very proud of the team and thank all those behind the scenes who help make this possible."

The 2005 squad had 12 individual players earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors, two players named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-District 8 team, and 13 players placed on the Washington State's Fall semester President's Honor Roll (3.75 or higher GPA).

The WSU soccer team's academic honors of the 2005-06 academic year include:

Molly Alexander
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

Carmen Anderson
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

Brooke Bemis
Fall President's Honor Roll

Brynn Bemis
Fall President's Honor Roll

Kim Bonnes
Fall President's Honor Roll

Alex Butler
Fall President's Honor Roll

Natalie Elkind
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Angela Fajardo
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Shaye Harrel
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Katie Hultin
Pac-10 All-Academic (Second Team)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Jennie Kunc
Pac-10 All-Academic (Second Team)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Ashley Lara
CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 (First Team)
Pac-10 All-Academic (First Team)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Jessica Martinez
Fall President's Honor Roll

Anna Miller
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Meghan Miller
Fall President's Honor Roll

Alix Rustrum
CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 (Second Team)
Pac-10 All-Academic (Second Team)
Fall President's Honor Roll

Allison Scurich
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

Haley Thompson-Miller
Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

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