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November 3, 2010

Soccer’s Andreassen and Carr Earn Academic All-District Honors

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 8 TEAMS (PDF)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona seniors Kristi Andreassen and Brandy Carr have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team for district 8 as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Andreassen made the first team for the second-consecutive year, putting her in the running to repeat as an Academic All-American, while Carr was named to the third team.

Last year, Andreassen and senior Rebekah Schmidt were All-District selections, with Andreassen going on to be named to the Academic All-America second team. After continuing to maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for her collegiate career and leading Northern Arizona in goals and points as a defender, the exercise science major is again placed on the Academic All-America ballot as a result of being an All-District first team selection. Andreassen was also one of only 30 candidates nationwide for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for women's soccer this season. Yesterday, Andreassen was named Big Sky Defensive Most Valuable Player and earned her third All-Big Sky first team selection, becoming only the second player in program history to be a three-time first team selection.

Carr, a health sciences major from Tucson, earned her first Academic All-District honor after being a three-time Big Sky All-Academic selection. Carr posted a perfect 4.0 GPA last spring and boasts a 3.85 GPA for her collegiate career. For her achievements on the field, Carr is a two-time All-Big Sky honorable mention selection and has posted career highs this year with four goals and two assists for 10 points through the regular season.

Already the first All-American in program history, Andreassen will look to add a second national honor when the Academic All-America team is announced on November 18.

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded its highest cumulative grade point average since 1997, recording a 3.16 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion 2009 fall semester.