Soccer Produces Program-Best 15 Academic All-Big Ten Selections
Fifteen Husker soccer players made the 2017 Academic All-Big Ten Team, the highest single-season number of honorees for the soccer team in seven seasons as a member of the conference.
Seniors Haley Hanson, Amanda Hilton and Alli Peterson each earned recognition for the third time. Hanson, who earned second-team All-Region and second-team All-Big Ten honors, holds a 3.695 grade-point average in communication studies. Hilton, who made 11 appearances in 2017, has a 3.721 GPA in elementary education and special education K-6.
Peterson, who played every second for the Huskers in 2017, has a 3.898 GPA in advertising and public relations. Last month, Peterson garnered CoSIDA second-team Academic All-District accolades.
Nebraska’s second-time honorees to the Academic All-Big Ten Team are Caroline Buelt, Emilee Cincotta and Amanda McClanahan. Buelt holds a 3.901 GPA in business administration and started all 19 games for the Huskers last season. Cincotta made 10 appearances in 2017 and has a 3.536 GPA in economics/finance. McClanahan, who holds a 3.643 GPA in nutrition science, made 18 appearances during her senior season at Nebraska.
Nine Huskers each made the Academic All-Big Ten Team for the first time, including senior Alexis Rienks and juniors Lauren Smith and Savanah Uveges. Sophomores Meg Brandt, Aubrei Corder, Hannah McKinney, Sinclaire Miramontez and Brenna Ochoa as well as redshirt freshman Mayte Corral were honored.
Nebraska’s 2017 total increases its number of Academic All-Big Ten selections to 83 since joining the conference in 2011.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Nebraska Soccer Academic All-Big Ten Selections