Nine Tigers Earn Academic Honors

MUTIGERS.COM Janelle Cordia (above) and Lindsay McCoy were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the third consecutive year
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Janelle Cordia (above) and Lindsay McCoy were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the third consecutive year
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Nov. 4, 2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Showing they excel in the classroom as well as on the field, nine members of the Missouri women's soccer team received Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors, as announced by the league office Tuesday. Four of Mizzou's nine honorees are repeat selections.

Four Tigers, seniors Janelle Cordia (Columbia, Mo. /Hickman) and Lindsay McCoy (Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs), junior Bree Thornton (Lake View Terrace, Calif. / Los Angeles Baptist) and sophomore Kelsey Stokes (Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs South) each earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors. Additionally, seniors Mallory Forst (Lenexa, Kan. / St. Joseph's Academy) and Mo Redmond (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brebeuf Jesuit) were accompanied by juniors Michelle Collins (Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley) and Crystal Wagner (Houston, Texas / Memorial) and sophomore Alysha Bonnick (North Gower, Ontario / St. Michael Catholic) on the second team.

Cordia and McCoy are now three-time first team members while Redmond is making her third appearance as an honoree for the second team. Forst and Wagner are being honored as second team selections for the second consecutive year.

Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the soccer academic all-league squad consists of 79 first team members combined with 15 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

 

 

The Tigers, seeded third in the 2008 Big 12 Championship, will be in action against No. 13 and six-seed Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the opening round.
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