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Women’s Soccer Nets Two Academic All-District Selections

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Juniors Kristi Andreassen and Rebekah Schmidt have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team for District 8, as selected by CoSida. The honors are the first for both players, as NAU and Portland State were the only Big Sky squads to have two players named to the team.

Andreassen is one of only three Big Sky players to be named to the All-District First Team, as she is joined on the squad by Idaho State senior Annamarie Hofstetter and Portland State senior Nathalie Wollmann. A defender and midfielder from Tempe, Ariz., Andreassen has a cumulative 4.00 GPA in her Northern Arizona academic career while majoring in exercise science. She has been named Big Sky All-Academic twice for her academic achievement. On the field, she is the only Lumberjack to start every game this season, leads the team in shots (44) and shots on goal (22) and is tied for second on the team in goals (4) and points (10) in 2009. As a First-Team selection, Andreassen will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.

Schmidt was named to the All-District Third Team with her 3.98 GPA in elementary education. The Flagstaff native has also been a two-time Big Sky All-Academic selection in her first two seasons at Northern Arizona. She has played in all 18 games with 17 starts this season as a defender and holding midfielder, contributing one assist and eight shots offensively while serving as a key member of the Lumberjack defense.

10 Women’s Soccer players were eligible to be nominated for Academic All-District consideration, as the soccer team has the highest combined GPA of any Northern Arizona team.

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