LA JOLLA, Calif. - Cassie Callahan has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Callahan, a local product out of Coronado and Coronado High School, was also a third-team Academic All-America choice a season ago. One of three midfielders on the 11-player third team, she maintains a 3.87 grade-point average in mathematics. In addition, the junior midfielder was named Monday to the Daktronics All-West Region Second Team.
In 2013, Callahan led the Tritons in goals (six), assists (three), points (15), shots (32) and shots on goal (13) for the second year in a row. She started all 17 matches in which she played. Callahan accounted for the winning strike in four of UCSD’s seven victories.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her institution and be nominated by his/her sports information department.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
UCSD had its most Academic All-Americans in a single academic year, eight, in 2012-13.
The all-region award is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., and voted on by the region’s sports information personnel. Callahan earned a Daktronics All-West Region First Team nod last season before becoming a third-team Daktronics All-American.