Women's Soccer: Nine Lobos Receive All-MWC Academic Recognition
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nine UNM womens soccer players have earned All-MWC academic honors for 2002. Six of the nine are repeat selections, including seniors Michelle Longmire and Linda Melendres who have been named to the All-MWC Academic Team all four of their collegiate years at UNM. In total, seventy-three womens soccer student-athletes earned MWC academic distinction, including 34 repeat selections from the 2001 squad.
Four-time honorees, Longmire and Melendres are accompanied on the Lobo list by three-time selection, Erchen Theys and two-time winners Laura Hafner, LeAnne Hendren and Marte Dolva. Clare Pollock, Abbie Partch and Kristen Winters round out the pack with first-time recognition on the all-academic team.The honor comes as the second of the year for Theys and Longmire. Both were earlier named to the District IV Verizon Academic All-America Team, with Theys going on to be named to the Verizon Academic-All America Second Team.
Of those Lobos who earned academic recognition, three were also members of the all-conference team, including MWC Goalkeeper of Year and first-team selection, Kristen Winters and second-team selections Michelle Longmire and Marte Dolva.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor to the team.
2002 WOMENS SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC HONOREES
Marte Dolva Junior 3.56 Criminology
Laura Hafner Sophomore 3.99 General Management
LeAnne Hendren Sophomore 3.70 Elementary Education
Michelle Longmire Senior 3.94 Political Science/Biology
Linda Melendres Senior 3.85 Biology
Abbie Partch Junior 3.14 Physical Education
Clare Pollock Junior 3.08 Anthropology
Erchen Theys Junior 3.89 Marketing
Kristen Winters Sophomore 3.57 Accounting