October 30, 2008
Two Hokies selected Academic All-District
Jukich and Harvey earn second and third team honors respectively

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Emily Jukich (Clifton, Va.) and Jennifer Harvey (Roanoke, Va.) have both earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Team honors as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday, Oct. 30. Harvey was named to the third team while Jukich was awarded second team accolades.

To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. A student-athlete is not eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution. In the cases of transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates, the athlete must have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to be eligible.

Jukich is majoring in political science and becomes the first Hokie to tab second team honors since Mallory Soldner in 2004.

In addition to her academic success, Tech’s junior forward is having the best year of her career on the field. Her team-leading 13 goals are second best in the ACC, and the Clifton, Va., native sits in second place in the Tech record books with 23 career goals. Jukich is also just the third Hokie to ever reach the double-digit goal mark in a single season.

Jennifer Harvey, a sophomore chemistry major, is the third Hokie to earn Academic All-District third team honors, joining Molly McCall in 2005 and Laurie Beth Puglisi in 2007. In addition, she is only the second Virginia Tech sophomore to earn the distinction.

The Roanoke, Va., native has started every game at midfield for the Hokies, and is fifth on the team with five points off a career-high two goals and an assist.

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