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Wingender Named to CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District

Wingender Named to CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced this morning the 2015 Academic All-District teams for Division I women's soccer, which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their athletic and academic performances. Northern Arizona University women's soccer player Haley Wingender claimed District 8 first team honors.

"I'm really happy for Haley," Head Coach Andre Luciano said. "I feel it's a deserving honor as she puts a great deal of emphasis on her academics as well as her soccer."

The senior forward from Henderson, Nev. has recorded an impressive 3.71 GPA in Bio-medical Science. Wingender has been a marquee player for the Lumberjacks over the last four years. She is currently ranked in the Top 10 in NAU women's soccer program history in five statistical categories: points (73), goals (30), assists (13), game-winning goals (10) and shots (163).

Wingender has played in 71 games since 2012, starting in 51 of them. In her sophomore season, she was named All-Big Sky Second Team and College Sports Madness All-Big Sky First Team. A year later, she claimed First Team All-Big Sky, Third Team NSCAA All-Pacific Region, Big Sky Tournament MVP and Big Sky All-Tournament Team honors. Additionally, she broke the individual season record for career points with a staggering 29 in the 2014 campaign. This year she has connected on a team-best 11 goals and assisted on four for 26 points.

Wingender will automatically advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot where nominees will be selected later this month. The full Academic All-District 8 team can be found below.

NCAA DIVISION I (AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, UT, WA, Canada)

FIRST TEAM

GK Megan Kufeld (Washington, 3.97 in Biology)

D Stephanie Amack (Stanford, 3.48 in Mechanical Engineering)

D Allyson Brahs (Washington, 3.86 in Biology)

D  Sarah Chambers Gardner (Brigham Young, 3.90 in Chemical Engineering)

D Sheaffer Skadsen (Arizona, 4.00 in Public Health)

M Jamie Brown (Utah Valley, 3.95 in Behavioral Science)

M Jaden DeGracie (Arizona, 3.94 in Pre-physiology)

M Nicole Molen (Southern California, 3.94 in Human Biology)

F Cali Farquharson (Arizona State, 3.54 in Biological Science)

F Mackenzie Harrison (Weber State, 3.74 in Health Promotion)

F Haley Wingender (Northern Arizona, 3.71 in Bio-medical Science)

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