DENVER - Four women's soccer players from the Western Athletic Conference have been recognized for success in the classroom, being honored as an Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Seattle U landed two on first team in junior forward Jessie Ray and redshirt senior midfielder Isabelle Butterfield. Ray holds a GPA of 3.89 and is majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology. She has tallied eight goals and seven assists on the season. Butterfield is majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics and has a GPA of 3.95. She has started 18 games this season and netted two goals.
Kelsey Smith, a senior defender from Grand Canyon, was recognized for the second year in a row. Smith was named to first team with a 3.97 GPA and is majoring in Biology. She has started all 21 games for the Lopes and totaled eight points on the season.
California Baptist's Michaela Miller was named to second team. Miller, a junior midfielder majoring in Health Science holds a 4.0 GPA. She played 765 minutes for the Lancers this season.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at her current institution. In addition, nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed.