Nov. 5, 2012
Senior forward Allie Phillips and sophomore midfielder Katie Thyken have been named Capital One Academic All-District recipients, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). The award is the second for Phillips as she was also selected as an honoree last year.
Phillips, a Vadnais Heights, Minn. native, is majoring in Biology and has maintained an impressive overall GPA of 3.97 during her four years of undergraduate work in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She has been rewarded for her work in the classroom, earning 2010 and 2011 Academic All-Big Ten recognition and was named 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District.
Phillips has been a key playmaker on the field during her tenure with the Gophers. In four years she totaled 10 goals, 12 assists, and 91 shots for the offensive attack. Phillips made appearances in all 20 matches this season, earning starting assignments in 15, to help the Maroon and Gold to an 11-7-2 overall record. She tallied four goals and eight assists for a total of 32 points.
An Eden Prairie, Minn. native, Thyken has achieved a 3.98 grade point average as an engineering student in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering.
Over the past two years, Thyken has served a crucial position of control among the midfield. In total, she has appeared in 35 matches and has notched 43 shots, 24 on goal for a .558 percentage. As a sophomore, Thyken has earned a starting spot in all 20 matches this season and has racked up 1677 minutes of playing time. She collected seven goals and six assists, setting a career-best of two goals in the team’s 5-1 win over Purdue.
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