WALTHAM, MA – Senior Erika Eisenhut (Mohawk, NY/Mohawk) of Union College was named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Women's Soccer College Division First Team.
A Mathematics and Physics major with a 3.82 G.P.A., Eisenhut is a three-sport standout who was the winner of the ECAC Robbins Scholar-Athlete Award in September. A first team All-Liberty League selection, the midfielder scored 13 goals and had 10 assists while leading Union to an 18-1-3 record. She was named to the Liberty League First Team this season, and also received the prestigious ECAC Robbins Scholar Athlete Award, representing all ECAC Division III female athletes.
The Academic All-America® Teams program honors 816 male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America; a 2,000-member organization consisted of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
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For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, including the entire listing of the University and College teams, visit www.cosida.com.