Nov. 29, 2012
Senior Allie Phillips has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women’s Soccer Third Team by the College Sports Directors of America (CoSIDA). Phillips is the first Gopher soccer player to receive Academic All-American status since Jennifer McElmury earned second team accolades in 1998.
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 and 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District. She also earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award after the conference championship tournament in November.
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 16 points.
"This is a tremendous honor for Allie to earn," said head coach Stefanie Golan. "She works extremely hard both on and off the field, and she definitely sets the standard of what a student-athlete should aspire to be. I am very proud that she is respresenting our program as an Academic All American."