November 2, 2009
Jukich, Harvey earn national academic honors
Both players earn the academic awards for the second year in a row

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Senior forward Emily Jukich and junior midfielder Jennifer Harvey both earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District III honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) committee this weekend. This is the second year in a row that each player has earned All-District III honors, as Harvey was named to the first team and Jukich to the third team last year.

To qualify for such awards, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 GPA and be a starter or important reserve. Freshmen and transfer students are not eligible until they have been at the current institution for one academic year.

Harvey, a chemistry major, currently leads the team in scoring with eight goals on the season, which more than doubles her career total coming into this season. Harvey also remains perfect on the year in penalty kicks, netting four in just as many attempts. She also became the first player since 2006 to score three goals in a game, when she tallied a hat trick against the College of Charleston in September. The Roanoke, Va., native earned the CoSIDA academic honors last season as a sophomore, as she was named to the third team. Harvey was named to the ACC All-Academic Team last season as well.

Jukich has been the recipient of numerous awards through out her career at Tech, including second team CoSIDA Academic All-District III and ACC All-Academic Team honors last year as a junior. The Clifton, Va., native has tallied 10 points so far this season, including four goals and two assists. She scored the game-winner against High Point in the first game of the season, and most recently netted one against Miami with four seconds left in the game, keeping Tech in the top-three of the ACC standings heading into the final day of the regular season.

The Hokies begin postseason play on Wednesday, Nov. 4 when they will take on Wake Forest at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., at 2:30 p.m.

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