November 3, 2010

Borman, Birdsall honored for academic success

GREELEY, Colo. – Just a day after having four players named to Big Sky All-Conference teams, the Northern Colorado women's soccer program found out it had two players named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District 7 First Team.

Senior Katey Borman and sophomore Danielle Birdsall were honored for their success both on the field and in the classroom by being named to the team.

Borman, a defender from Corvallis, Ore., is a mathematics major with an emphasis in secondary teaching. She is the owner of  a 3.93 grade point average and a contributor to a Bears' defense that has allowed just seven goals in Big Sky action and a 10-5-3 record.

She has played in all 18 games for Northern Colorado this season, notching an assist and 11 shots. This is her second time being named to the All-District 7 team, earning a second-team spot last year to go along with two-straight places on the Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team.

Birdsall, a forward from Broomfield, was named to the first-team alongside Borman after accumulating a 4.00 grade point average as a business administration major.

Her athletic success rivals her academic achievements, as she was named the Big Sky's Offensive MVP yesterday. She also holds a spot on the Big Sky All-Conference first team.

Birdsall has scored a team-high eight goals, notched three assists and gotten off 31 shots. She also led the Big Sky in total points (19).

To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.

First Team

First Team

 
 
 
 
 
 

Goalkeeper

Alicia Montgomery

Creighton

Jr.

Walnut Creek, Calif.

3.81

Math & Secondary Education

Defender

Kathryn Borman

Northern Colorado

Sr.

Corvallis, Oreg.

3.93

Math-Secondary Teaching

Defender

Sydney Fetter

Colorado College

Sr.

Albuquerque, N.M.

3.80

Economics

Defender

Megan Flannery

Denver

Sr.

Littleton, Colo.

3.94

Finance

Defender

Claire Zach

Creighton

Sr.

Omaha, Neb.

3.84

Biology/Pre-med

Midfielder

Danielle Birdsall

Northern Colorado

So.

Broomfield, Colo.

4.00

Business Administration

Midfielder

Jade Grimm

Iowa

So.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3.79

Integrative physiology

Midfielder

Kari Storslett

Denver

Jr.

Bakersfield, Calif.

3.97

Physics

Forward

Morgan Marlborough

Nebraska

So.

Lee's Summit, Mo.

3.50

Elementary Education

Forward

Bridgett Murphy

U.S. Air Force Academy

Jr.

Melbourne, Fla.

3.41

English

Forward

Quin Ryan

North Dakota State

Sr.

Georgetown, Minn.

3.93

Economics/Criminal Justice

 

Second Team

 
 
 
 
 
 

Goalkeeper

Jessica Teahan

Missouri State

Jr.

Lenexa, Kan.

3.81

Social Work

Defender

Hayley Abbott

Southeast Missouri State

So.

Narooma, Australia

3.80

Sports Management

Defender

Megan Dean

North Dakota State

Jr.

Inver Grove, Minn.

3.93

Exercise Science

Defender

Katie Goetzmanan

Nebraska

Jr.

Omaha, Neb.

3.54

Business Administration

Defender

Jordan Reppell

Missouri State

Sr.

St. Louis, Mo.

3.61

Entertainment Management

Midfielder

Jordan Jackson

Nebraska

So.

Overland Park, Kan.

3.49

Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science

Midfielder

Courtney Luehmann

Southeast Missouri State

So.

Charleston, Mo.

3.76

Occupational Therapy

Midfielder

Tory Schlitgen

South Dakota State

Sr.

Hugo, Minn.

3.66

Mathematics

Forward

Erin Bricker

Colorado

So.

Maraga, Calif.

3.94

Psych & Speech/Language & Hearing

Forward

Rachel Loomis

North Dakota

Jr.

Fargo, N.D.

3.93

Health Sciences

Forward

Meagan Shipley

Missouri-Kansas City

So.

Norton, Ohio

3.89

Criminal Justice & Criminology