Three Blue Jays Earn Academic All-America Honors
Nov. 30, 2011
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team placed three Blue Jays on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American team as announced by the committee late Tuesday afternoon. Seniors Erica Suter and Pam Kopfensteiner each earned first team accolades while classmate Kristen Redsun was named to the second team.
The three seniors led the Blue Jays to an impressive 21-1 season and their seventh-straight Centennial Conference title and trip to the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays finished a perfect 10-0 in conference action for the third time in school history. Johns Hopkins' only loss of the season came in the "Sweet 16" round of the tournament as the Blue Jays fell to Amherst, 2-0. The trio of All-Americans marks the first time more than one Blue Jay has been named to the All-America teams. Suter and Kopfensteiner represent the third and fourth first team selections for Johns Hopkins as the Blue Jays now have eight Academic All-Americans in program history. In addition, Hopkins placed two men's soccer players on the Academic All-America teams and brings the JHU Athletic Department's total to 88 Academic All-Americans since 1975-76.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Suter was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year after setting five different school records for Johns Hopkins and leading both the team and conference in scoring. The midfielder accounted for 19 of the team's record-setting 92 goals this season. Suter also had a new single-season record 15 assists to help set a new single-season team high of 72. Not only does Suter hold the single season assists and points (53) records, she now holds all three major offensive career records as well. Over her four years in a Blue Jay uniform, Suter has recorded 55 goals and 31 assists for 141 career points to completely re-write the Johns Hopkins record book. She is an International Studies major with a 3.33 GPA.
Kopfensteiner is a three-year starter on the Johns Hopkins' defense and helped the team to a 16th-ranked 0.50 goals against average, allowing just 11 goals in 22 matches this season. Kopfensteiner added four assists including two in the Blue Jays' 8-0 win over McDaniel. She is a double major in Cognitive Science and Psychology with a 3.80 GPA.
Redsun joins Suter and Kopfensteiner as a second team selection on the All-America teams. Redsun started in 13 of the 14 games she played in this season for the Blue Jays and finished the year with a 0.58 GAA. Redsun led the team in saves with 41 and now has 91 saves on her career, good for seventh all time in program history. She was credited with four of the Blue Jays 14 shutouts this season and led the team with 1093:23 minutes played. Redsun is a Public Health major with a 3.64 GPA.
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