Brittney Macdonald Earns Academic All-District Honors

Brittney Macdonald Earns Academic All-District Honors

Nov. 6, 2008

CORAL GABLES – The University of Miami women’s soccer player Brittney Macdonald has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. Macdonald was selected to the second team along with six other ACC student-athletes.

The award, which is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), is chosen by regional Sports Information Directors as the first team in each of the eight districts advance for Academic All-American consideration.

Macdonald, a sophomore from Littleton, Colo., was honored for carrying a 3.971 GPA while majoring in Biology. She is the first member of the women’s soccer team to earn the honor since Laura West in 2001.

The standout defender has been crucial to Miami’s school record 11 shutouts this season. For the second straight season Macdonald has led the Hurricanes with minutes played and this year she scored two goals, giving her three for her career.

Macdonald and the rest of the Hurricanes await their fate as far as post-season play is concerned. ESPNews will air the women’s soccer selection show Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Miami fought No. 2 North Carolina in the opening round of the ACC Tournament, before falling 1-0 on Wednesday.2008 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District III TeamFIRST TEAMAnna Rodenbough, North Carolina, GoalkeeperYael Averbuch, North Carolina, MidfielderKristi Eveland, North Carolina, DefenderMolly Johnson, Clemson, DefenderJulie Bolt, Clemson, Forward

SECOND TEAMAmy Smerdzinski, Wake Forest, MidfielderCamelyn Dillon, Wake Forest, MidfielderBecky Edwards, Florida State, DefenderBrittney Macdonald, Miami, DefenderChristie McDonald, Duke, DefenderSanna Talonen, Florida State, ForwardEmily Jukich, Virginia Tech, Forward

THIRD TEAMKendall Bradley, Duke, MidfielderMarissa Kazbour, Florida State, MidfielderLauren Switzer, Florida State, MidfielderJennifer Harvey, Virginia Tech, MidfielderKatrin Schmidt, Florida State, DefenderKelly Hathorn, Duke, Forward