Nov. 1, 2012
EL PASO – The Rice senior duo of Julia Barrow and Lauren LaGro have both been named to the 2012 Conference USA Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team, the league office announced from the C-USA championship tournament this week in El Paso.
The C-USA office honored a total of 26 student-athletes for women’s soccer with an All-Academic first and second team. Rice and UTEP were the only two schools to have two honorees earn first team accolades.
All-academic honors for LaGro is familiar territory. She is one of just three C-USA women’s soccer players this season to be named an all-academic honoree in each of the last three years. LaGro started all 21 matches, helping the Owls to a share of the C-USA regular-season title and maintaining a 3.87 GPA as a kinesiology major. The Dallas native was also an all-conference second team honoree as a defender on the Owls’ backline.
Barrow had an outstanding semester in the classroom and on the soccer field where she has been a four-year starter in the midfield. The Hermosa Beach, Calif., native was a repeat selection on the all-academic team after maintaining a 3.92 GPA as an English major with a minor in poverty, justice and human capabilities. Barrow led the team with four assists and rarely came out of a game, playing all 90 or more minutes 13 times.
A complete list of the All-Academic winners is as follows:
2012 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
Name - School - Class - GPA - Major
Caty Butler - East Carolina - Senior - 3.89 - Exercise Sports Science (Sport Studies)
Samantha Sackos - Houston - Junior - 3.82 - Mathematical Biology
**Sarah Vinson - Marshall - Senior - 4.00 - Pre-Dietetics
Bailey Pembroke - Memphis - Senior - 4.00 - Marketing Management
*Julia Barrow - Rice - Senior - 3.92 - English (Poverty, Justice & Human Capabilities)
**Lauren LaGro - Rice - Senior - 3.87 - Kinesiology (Sports Medicine)
Mallory Baum - SMU - Senior - 3.61 - Electrical Engineering/Mathematics
**Caitlin Leumas - Southern Miss - Senior - 4.00 - Kinesiotherapy
*Claire Hulcer - Tulsa - Senior - 3.95 - Marketing
Kirsten Ebert - UAB - Junior - 3.90 - Communications
*Tishia Jewell - UCF - Senior - 3.75 - Master's, Non-Profit Management & Public Administration
Tess Hall - UTEP - Senior - 3.86 - Kinesiology
Tori Martyn - UTEP - Junior - 4.00 – Kinesiology
Name - School - Class - GPA - Major
Jessie Ayers - Colorado College - Sophomore - 3.66 - History-Political Science (Journalism)
Maddie Maurer - East Carolina - Senior - 3.71 - Elementary Education
Hali Oughton - East Carolina - Senior - 3.76 - Communications
Kelley Gravlin - Memphis - Sophomore - 3.91 - Mechanical Engineering
Jordan Wagner - Southern Miss - Senior - 3.73 - Accounting
Katie Bykowski - Tulsa - Senior - 3.37 - MIS/Marketing
Rebecca Handley Tulsa - Senior - 3.73 - Marketing
Hayley Harryman Tulsa - Junior - 4.00 - Psychology
*Claire Nicholson - Tulsa - Junior - 3.76 - Exercise & Sport Science
Bianca Joswiak - UCF - Senior - 3.66 - Marketing
Nicolette Radovcic - UCF - Senior - 3.23 - Marketing
Andrea Rodrigues - UCF - Senior - 3.69 - Advertising & Public Relations
*Azia Nicholson - UTEP - Junior - 3.70 - Biology
* Repeat Selection
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