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Nov. 19, 2010
TOWSON, Md. - Three Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes, including first-team selection Jennifer Harvey of Virginia Tech, have been named to the 2010 University Division ESPN Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Harvey, a senior midfielder, is joined in representing the ACC by one second-team selection: Maryland senior defender Caitlin McDowell, and one third-team selection: senior defender Brittney Macdonald of Miami.
The 12 members of the ESPN Academic All-America® College Division first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.91. Three first team selections have perfect 4.0 G.P.A.'s. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 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 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
The Academic All-America® program currently selects 12 teams at the University Division level and 12 teams at the College Division level. The program currently selects the following Academic All-America® teams: men's and women's soccer, volleyball, football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's cross country and track, women's cross country and track, men's at-large and women's at-large.
For more information about the ESPN Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit http://www.cosida.com/