Bruton Leads Six Mustangs in Academic Awards

As the women's soccer team heads into the National tournament, more individual honors are rolling in. Showing that they belong not only among the nation's best on the field, the Mustang ladies are among the country's elite in the classroom as well. Six of the team's members were named to the CoSIDA Academic All American District team, and Emily Bruton was listed as a CoSIDA ESPN Academic All American Third Team member.

The CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America, an organization comprised of Sports Information Directors from all over the country and at every level of collegiate competition. The Academic awards are given to student athletes who are nominated by their own sports information director and are then voted in by the members of CoSIDA.

Making the All District team were Goal Keeper Amanda Diamond on the third team with a 3.36 GPA while earning her Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling, Defender Kayla Davis on the second team with a 3.97 GPA in Biological Science, Defender Nicole Richards, Midfielder Sierra Goff, and Forward Emily Bruton on the first team with GPAS of a 3.91 in Kinesiology & P.E. (pre-physical therapy), a 3.99 in Biology (pre-medicine), and a 3.95 in Kinesiology & P.E. (pre-physical therapy), respectively.

Once again leading the team is Bruton, the GSAC player of the year who has now also been named an ESPN Academica All American. Bruton is one of just ten forwards awarded in the College Division, with three others joining her on the third team.