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Golfer Carter Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® Team

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior golfer Ali Carter was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large second team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is the first golfer in school history to be named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® team and one of seven players nationally chosen to the first or second at-large teams.

Carter, who finished her career with a 3.99 in elementary education, was an All-Big Sky Conference first team selection. She recorded a 76.7 stroke average over 20 rounds, leading the Lumberjacks to the Big Sky Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA West Regional.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native was one of 37 students to receive the Gold Ax award, the highest honor given by the university. She was also named the Golden Eagle Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the highest academic honor given by the athletic department. She was chosen for the 2007 and 2008 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams and is a candidate for an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship.

Carter is the first NAU student-athlete to be honored this year on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America teams. Academic All-America teams are voted upon annually by CoSIDA.

2009 ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-America®
Women’s At Large Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA

FIRST TEAM
Name, School, Dist., Cl., Hometown, GPA, Major
Annette Aksdal (Tennis), Denver, VII, Sr., Oslo, Norway, 3.97, Finance
Kristina Baskett (Gymnastics), Utah, VIII, Sr., Normandy Park, Wash., 3.69, Communication, Electronic Journalism
Mallory Blackwelder (Golf), Kentucky, IV, Sr., Versailles, Ky., 4.00, Marketing
Sandra Blake (Gymnastics), SE Missouri St., VII, Sr., Tri-Cities, Wash., 4.00, Accounting
Amanda Blumenherst (Golf), Duke, III, Sr., Scottsdale, Ariz., 3.81, History
Hilary Bowen (Lacrosse), Northwestern, V, Sr., Rochester, N.Y., 3.89, Human Dev., Psychological Services
Elaine Breeden (Swimming), Stanford, VIII, Jr., Lexington, Ky., 3.65, Classics
Lisa Caprioglio (Swimming), Georgia, III, Jr., Highlands Ranch, Col., 4.00, International Business
Kathryn Kelly (Swimming), Texas, VI, Sr., Longwood, Fla., 3.88, Public Relations
Courtney Kupets (Gymnastics), Georgia, III, Sr., Athens, Ga., 3.80, Housing
Christina Loukas (Swimming), Indiana, V, Sr., Riverwoods, Ill., 3.65, Exercise Science
Azahara Munoz (Golf), Arizona State, VIII, Sr., Malaga, Spain, 3.96, Psychology
Kassi Price (Gymnastics), Alabama, IV, Jr., Plantation, Fla., 4.00, Marketing & Advertising
Katie Rowan (Lacrosse), Syracuse, I, Sr., Delmar, N.Y., 3.78, Inclusive Education & Sociology
Kelly Zahalka (Swimming), US Naval Acad., II, Sr., Richmond, Va., 4.00, Honors History

SECOND TEAM
Name, School, Dist., Cl., Hometown, GPA, Major
Cornelia Carapcea (Tennis), UMBC, II, Sr., Constanta, Romania, 4.00, Information Systems & Financial Eco.
Ali Carter (Golf), Northern Arizona, VIII, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.99, Elementary Education
Kelsey Cutchins (Field Hockey), Jas. Madison, III, Jr., Suffolk, Va., 3.90, Psychology
Christina Dove (Lacrosse), Syracuse, I, Jr., Bel Air, Md., 3.81, Finance
Hannah Grady (Tennis), Long Beach St., VIII, Sr., Coventry, England, 3.93, Political Science
Shirley Harvey (Golf), So. Alabama, IV, Sr., Belfast, N. Ireland, 4.00, Finance
Jordan Hawkins (Swimming), Missouri State, VII, Sr., Choctaw, Okla., 3.86, Biology
Amanda Kaler (Golf), North Dakota, VII, Sr., Fargo, N.D., 4.00, Public Administration
Karin Kinnerud (Golf), Oklahoma St., VI, Sr., Norrköping, Sweden, 4.00, International Finance
Emily Neal (Swimming), Texas A&M, VI, Jr., Plano, Texas, 4.00, Political Science
Erin Reifsteck (Field Hockey), St. Francis (Pa), II, Sr., Battle Creek, Mich., 3.99, Psychology
Jenny Shaughnessy (Swimming), Minnesota, V, Sr., Rochester, Minn., 3.96, Kinesiology
Ashley Shepard (Gymnastics), North Carolina St., III, Sr., Rock Hill, S.C., 4.00, Microbiology
Grace Taylor (Gymnastics), Georgia, III, Jr., Aiken, S.C., 3.97, Health Promotion
Sarah Woods (Swimming), Texas A&M, VI, Jr., Birmingham, Ala., 4.00, Chemical Engineering

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