UNA's Augusto Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
Nov. 18, 2009
TOWSON, Md. - University of North Alabama senior Tassia Augusto has been named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A Health, Physical Education and Recreation major, Augusto has a cumulative 3.67 grade point average and was named first-team Academic All-America.
Augusto becomes the 11th UNA student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors. Her selection marks just the sixth time that a Lion has been named first-team Academic All-America.
The leading scorer in North Alabama history with 64 goals and 20 assists, Augusto scored 29 goals with six assists in 2009 while leading the Lions to the best season in school history. UNA finished the year with a 19-4-1 record and earned its first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Augusto was a two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Week this season. She also earned All-GSC Tournament honors, as well second-team All-South Region acclaim.
The 12 members of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer College Division first team have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.91.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
ESPN The Magazine – winner of the 2006 and 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence – is a provocative and innovative sports publication. Full of insight, analysis, impact and wit, the oversized biweekly with a circulation of 1.9 million looks ahead to give fans a unique perspective on the world of sports. For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
2009 ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-America ® Women’s Soccer Team (College Division) as selected by CoSIDA First Team
Name School Dist. Cl. Hometown GPA Major
GK Tara Carter Otterbein IV Jr. Pickerington, Ohio 4.00 Art & Art History
GK Lauren Sinnenberg Williams I Sr. Westfield, N.J. 3.88 Biology
D Jessica Bennett West Chester II Jr. Littlestown, Pa. 4.00 Elementary Education
D Jenny Knox Otterbein IV Jr. Gahanna, Ohio 4.00 Allied Health
D Jenn Paulucci Johns Hopkins II Jr. Manalapan, N.J. 3.96 Biomedical Engineering
D Natalja Stanski ** Grand Valley State IV Sr. Tecumseh,Ontario,Can. 4.00 Biomedical Science
M Chantal Koechli * Wooster IV Sr. Greer, S.C. 3.97 Biochemistry & Molec. Biology
M Kaitlin Sanders * Ohio Northern IV Sr. Kendallville, Ind. 3.96 Pharmacy
M Amy Scheffer Ithaca I Sr. Schenectady, N.Y. 3.85 Accounting
F Tassia Augusto North Alabama IV Sr. Sao Paulo, Brazil 3.67 Health, Phys. Ed. & Rec.
F Kristin Burton (3) Armstrong Atlantic St. III Sr. Ocala, Fla. 3.68 Physical Therapy
F Taylor Hilinski * Mercyhurst II Sr. Erie, Pa. 4.00 Biology Education
UNA'S ALL-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONSWomen’s Soccer
2003 Allison Harris Second-Team
2009 Tassia Augusto First-Team
1993 Kristy Holdbrooks First-Team
1996 Eddie Evans Second-Team
1997 Ronda Price Second-Team
1998 Rachel Price Third-Team
1999 Rachel Price First-Team
1999 Ronda Price Third-Team
2005 Vanessa Ferretti Third-Team
2006 Dee Ayres First-Team
1999 Steve Kosa Second-Team
2000 Josh Willingham Second-Team
2000 Douglas Hargett Third-Team
2001 Douglas Hargett First-Team
2002 Douglas Hargett First-Team