Nov. 2, 2009
The senior trio of defender Katelyn Ostendorf, forward Erin Scott ,and midfielder Shelly Wong led a contingent of three Rice soccer players named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Soccer Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
To be eligible for Academic All-District honors (for schools located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico), student-athletes must hold at least a 3.3 grade point average and be a sophomore in academic and athletic standing. Rice's three honorees were the most from any Conference USA school. Scott and Ostendorf were both tabbed as first-team all-district selections. Both Owls are now eligible to earn NCAA Academic All-America honors in women's soccer later this year. Wong was named to the academic all-district third-team.
Scott earned the district's academic honor for a third consecutive year. Last season she became the first Rice soccer player in the program's history to earn All-America honors (as a third-team selection). The standout from Richardson, Tex., owns a perfect 4.0 grade-point average as a double major in psychology and pre-med.
Ostendorf has maintained 4.0 GPA in biochemistry, cell-biology and pre-med. The Zionsville, Indiana, native started 18 times on the Owls' backline this year and rarely came out of a game. She played 90 or more minutes 15 different times.
Wong was named to the District VI third team as an economics and managerial studies major. She started every game this year for the Blue & Gray and finished her collegiate career with 13 career goals.