North Carolina's Amber Brooks Named ACC Women's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year

March 1, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – North Carolina senior midfielder Amber Brooks has been named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Friday by Commissioner John Swofford.

Brooks, a communication studies major with a 3.821 career grade point average, is a two-time Academic All-American, and a three-time All-ACC selection. She earned NSCAA All-America Third Team honors following the 2012 season as she was third on the Tar Heels’ NCAA Champion squad with 20 points on seven goals and six assists, while starting in all 23 games at midfield.

Brooks is four-time ACC All-Academic Team selection.

All 11 schools that compete in women’s soccer are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, which includes six student-athletes that earned NSCAA All-America honors in 2012. Seven members of the ACC All-Academic Team were named to either 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Team or a NSCAA Scholar All-America Team.

Duke led all ACC institutions with eight selections, while Florida State followed with seven. Boston College, North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest each had four honorees apiece.

The ACC All-Academic Team also includes 15 players that were named to the first- or second All-ACC team and six members of the ACC All-Freshman team, including ACC Freshman of the Year Duke’s Cassie Pecht.

Player Class School Major
Zoe Lambard Jr. Boston College Biology/Premed
Stephanie McCaffrey So. Boston College Management
McKenzie Meehan Fr. Boston College Undeclared
Madison Meehan Fr. Boston College Undeclared
Liska Dobberstein So. Clemson Health Science
Maddy Elder Sr. Clemson Biological Sciences
Tara Campbell Sr. Duke Civil Engineering
Kim DeCesare Sr. Duke Evolutionary Anthropology
Maddy Haller Sr. Duke History and African American Studies
Erin Koballa Sr. Duke Psychology
Kaitlyn Kerr Jr. Duke Psychology
Mollie Pathman Jr. Duke Psychology
Laura Weinberg Jr. Duke Sociology
Cassie Pecht Fr. Duke Undeclared
Tiana Brockway Sr. Florida State Psychology
Jamia Fields So. Florida State Psychology
Ines Jaurena Sr. Florida State International Affairs
Kassey Kallman Jr. Florida State Management
Tiffany McCarty GS Florida State Sport Management
Jessica Price GS Florida State Sport Psychology
Casey Short GS Florida State Sport Management
Rebecca Kaplan Sr. Maryland Family Sciences
Ashley Spivey Fr. Maryland Undecided
Olivia Wagner Sr. Maryland Women's Studies
Kate Howarth Sr. Miami Sport Administration
Emily Lillard So. Miami Sport Administration
Jasmine Paterson Fr. Miami Art
Amber Brooks Sr. North Carolina Communication Studies
Adelaide Gay R-Sr. North Carolina Business Administration
Kelly McFarlane Jr. North Carolina Pharmacy
Kealia Ohai Jr. North Carolina Journalism and Mass Communication
Caroline Gentry Fr. NC State Nutrition
Jennie Krauser Jr. NC State Communication
Meagan Proper Jr. NC State Sport Management
Morgan Brian So. Virginia Kinesiology
Danielle Colaprico So. Virginia Undeclared
Makenzy Doniak Fr. Virginia Undeclared
Kate Norbo Sr. Virginia Kinesiology
Shannon Mayrose Jr. Virginia Tech Human Development
Ashley Meier Fr. Virginia Tech Psychology
Jazmine Reeves Jr. Virginia Tech Management
Aubrey Bledsoe Jr. Wake Forest Health & Exercise Science
Jackie Logue Sr. Wake Forest Accountancy
Maria Park Sr. Wake Forest Business & Enterprise Management
Katie Stengel Jr. Wake Forest Health & Exercise Science