AUSTIN, TX - Junior Toni Abate of the Johns Hopkins women's soccer team has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team it was announced today. This is the second straight season JHU has had a representative on the team.
To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
Abate becomes the ninth All-American in program history as the Wellesley, MA native is making her first appearance on the team. Hopkins is the only Centennial team to be represented on this year's teams. Abate is a Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering major and sports a 3.90 GPA. She is currently part of the Johns Hopkins Career Center Student Advisory Board where she represents the JHU student body and advises the Career Center Executive Director in monthly meetings. Abate is also a course assistant for the Introduction of Business course where she teaches 20 students in a weekly section and assists in redesigning the course by creating new exams, assignments and lesson plans. She spent the summer as a Corporate & Business Development Intern at Audax Private Equity and is also a member of Johns Hopkins Women in Business and the Phi Mu Fraternity Academic Excellence Committee.
She has been a key part of the Hopkins defense this season as the Blue Jays registered 14 shutouts this season and allowed just 15 goals. Abate also tallied a career-high three assists as Hopkins advanced to the Elite Eight for the sixth time in program history and finished the season 18-3-3.