Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s Kristen Votapek has been
selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas
Scholar All-America first team.
graduate of Amelia High School, earned the honor in the College
Division with a 3.85 grade point average. She was among 50 women’s
soccer players receiving the honor from the NSCAA.
The Scholar All-Americans
were divided into two divisions: University, recognizing NCAA Division
I players, and College, which features players from NCAA Division
II and III and NAIA schools.
named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year this fall.
She led the GLVC in scoring with 16 goals and 18 assists and helped
NKU finish with a 19-3 record.
forward led NKU
to the GLVC Tournament championship this fall, and her performance
enabled the Norse to earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA II Great Lakes
Votapek later was named
All-Great Lakes Region and earned second team All-America honors
from the NSCAA.
In two seasons at NKU,
Votapek scored 27 goals and added 26 assists. She twice was named
NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region.
Votapek played two years
at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and scored 58 goals in two seasons
at the NAIA school. She transferred to NKU in 2004 and led the Norse
to 34 victories in two seasons.
To be eligible for consideration
for the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America Team, a player must by
at least a junior in academic standing, have no less than a 3.30
cumulative grade point average, start at least 50 percent of the
team’s games and be nominated by an NSCAA member coach.
The 50 honorees will
be invited to the NSCAA All-America Luncheon, which will be held
Jan. 21 as part of the 2006 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
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