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Ball and Bevis earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/30/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 30, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two New Mexico women's soccer players were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI team Thursday as selected by member of CoSIDA. Sophomore Alexis Ball earned second team honors while senior Samantha Bevis earned third team honors.

Ball carries a 4.2 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and is majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. This is not the first Academic award for the Albuquerque native. Ball was selected to the 2007 All-Mountain West Conference Academic team and was also named a 2007-08 MWC Scholar Athlete. Before coming to UNM, Ball was the Valedictorian of La Cueva High School with a 4.4 cumulative GPA. She currently leads the team in goal with five, two of which have been gamewinners.

Bevis, a Psychology major with a philosophy minor has a 3.35 cumulative GPA. The Lakewood, Colo., native was named to the 2007 All-MWC Academic team for her 3.29 GPA in the fall. Bevis has scored two goals from her defender position and has played every minute this season.

The Lobos will take on UNLV in Las Vegas, Friday at 3:30 p.m in a nationally televised match on the Mountain Sports Network. For more information visit www.GoLobos.com.

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