2007 All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team Announced
Virginia Tech lands three players
February 7, 2008

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The tradition of excellence continues in Atlantic Coast Conference women's soccer as the 2007 All-ACC Academic Team features a star-power contingent that includes an NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, 10 all-conference selections, five NSCAA and/or Soccer Buzz All-Americans, four NSCAA Scholar All-Americans, two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, a Soccer America Freshman of the Year, an ACC Defensive Player of the Year and an ACC Freshman of the Year, announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford. All 11 schools in the league competing in women's soccer are represented on the team.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup runner-up Florida State and ACC champion North Carolina each featured six academic selections to lead all schools. Duke and Miami followed with five apiece, while Clemson notched four picks and Boston College, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest each earned three. Both Maryland and Virginia collected a pair and NC State rounded out the 40-member squad with one nod.

Returning to the academic team this year are 21 repeat honorees with 14 from 2006. Seven others who have been recognized every year since the inception of the academic award in 2005-06 include Duke's Christie McDonald, Florida State's Katrin Schmidt, North Carolina's Averbuch, NC State's Tami Krzeszewski, Virginia's Becky Sauerbrunn, and Virginia Tech's Heather Hallberg and Ashley Kinser.

The 2007 All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer team is as follows:

2007 All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team

Name Class School Pos. Major
Rebecca Allen Fr. Duke F Undeclared
Yael Averbuch # Jr. North Carolina M Psychology
Julie Bolt * Jr. Clemson M/F Psychology
Sarah Buonomo Jr. Boston College GK Nursing
Becky Edwards * So. Florida State D Marketing
Whitney Engen * So. North Carolina F Undeclared
Kristi Eveland * So. North Carolina D Business Administration
Shannon Foley Grad. Virginia M/F Education - Elementary
Heather Hallberg # Sr. Virginia Tech M Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Ashlyn Harris Fr. North Carolina GK Communication Studies
Kelly Hathorn * Jr. Duke F Psychology
Margaret Horne Sr. Wake Forest M Communication
* Elizabeth Jobe * Sr. Clemson M/D Animal & Vet. Science
Molly Johnson Jr. Clemson D Marketing
Marissa Kazbour Fr. Florida State M Sport Management
Ashley Kinser # Sr. Virginia Tech D Management
Meghan Klingenberg Fr. North Carolina M Undeclared
Tami Krzeszewski # Jr. NC State M Social Work
Brittney Macdonald Fr. Miami D Biology
Lauren McAdam * Sr. Miami GK Psychology
Christie McDonald # Jr. Duke D English
Shelley McDuff * Sr. Maryland M Kinesiology
Kia McNeill * Sr. Boston College D Human Development
Erin McNulty Fr. Florida State GK Management
Gretchen Miller Fr. Duke D Undeclared
Laurie Beth Puglisi * Jr. Virginia Tech F Marketing
Lorraine Quinn Jr. Duke M Sociology
Chelsea Regan Fr. Boston College M English
Anna Rodenbough * Jr. North Carolina GK Biomedical Engineering
Kelly Rozumalski Sr. Maryland F Marketing
Allie Sadow So. Wake Forest F Undeclared
Becky Sauerbrunn # Sr. Virginia D English Language & Literature
Katrin Schmidt # Jr. Florida State D Social Science
Lauren Singer Fr. Miami M/F Sport Administration
Amy Smerdzinski * Jr. Wake Forest M Communication
Brittney Steinbruch Fr. Miami M/F Sport Administration
Sheuneen Ta * Sr. Miami M Art
Sanna Talonen Fr. Florida State F Social Science
Kirsten van de Ven * Sr. Florida State M Psychology
Nuria Zufia Sr. Clemson F Economics
* - Denotes repeat honoree from 2006 team
# - Denotes three-time All-ACC Academic selection