NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2018) – JWU's Audrey Gant and Savannah Jackson were recognized for their success on the field and in the classroom by being named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District I® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA.
Gant, who is working towards her MBA while notching a 4.00 GPA in sports, entertainment and event management as an undergrad, appeared in 16 games for the Wildcats, making 15 starts primarily on the JWU backline. The native of Plantation, Florida, recorded one goal and three assists for seven points in 2018. All three totals were single-season records for the Wildcat defender. Gant notched a JWU-career-high three points at Florida Memorial (10/3), scoring her first goal in a Wildcat uniform in a 3-0 win over the Lions. Gant has been part of a JWU backline that helped the Wildcats post four shutouts (three in conference action) in 2018.
Jackson, who has a 3.80 GPA in criminal justice, started in all 17 games for the Wildcats. The native of Davenport, Florida, set the single-season school records for goals (28) and points (62) in 2018. She also added a career-high six assists. Jackson tallied 11 multiple-goal games, including four hat tricks. She registered eight game-winning goals, averaging 0.47 game-winners-per-contest (No. 4 in the nation). Jackson ranked No. 4 in the nation in total points, total game-winning goals, points-per-game (3.65) and goals-per-contest (1.65). Her averages in points and goals also ranked No. 2 in the Sun Conference. Jackson scored at least one goal in 13 contests and notched a point in all but two outings.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.
2018 Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team – NAIA
NAIA – DISTRICT 1 (AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC)
(NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV)
|F||Bethany Balcer||Spring Arbor University||3.69||Sr.||Biology|
|F||Savannah Jackson||Johnson & Wales University (Fla.)||3.80||So.||Criminal Justice|
|F||Taylor Mulder||Siena Heights University||4.00||Sr.||Biology|
|M||Ellinor Bertilsson||Georgia Gwinnett College||4.00||Sr.||Business|
|M||Alexis Bozinovski||Madonna University||3.84||Sr.||Accounting|
|M||Nina Palushaj||Concordia University (Mich.)||3.90||Sr.||Biology|
|D||Stina Andersson||Georgia Gwinnett College||3.73||Sr.||Psychology|
|D||Audrey Gant||Johnson & Wales University (Fla.)||4.00||Gr.||Sports, Entertainment / Event Management|
|D||Heidi Giles||University of Mobile||4.00||Jr.||Business / Accounting|
|D||Oliva Kitz||Madonna University||3.89||Sr.||Dietetics|
|D||Kendelle Knapp||Webber International University||4.00||Sr.||Criminal Justice Management|
|D||Marie Anne Torres||Lawrence Technological University||3.94||Sr.||Media Communication|
|GK||Maria Lulgjuraj||Concordia University (Mich.)||3.85||Sr.||Nursing|
NAIA – DISTRICT 2 (AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, TN)
NAIA – DISTRICT 3 (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI)
|F||Sydney Bertman||Grand View University||4.00||So.||Physical Education K-12|
|F||Courtney Doeschot||Hastings College||3.80||So.||Nursing|
|F||Kelsey Mirts||Columbia College (Mo.)||3.94||Jr.||Nursing|
|F||Kathryn Reitz||Saint Ambrose University||4.00||Jr.||Nursing|
|M||Merle Bublitz||Morningside College||4.00||Sr.||Biology / Mathematics|
|M||Maria Deeter||Concordia University (Neb.)||3.99||Sr.||Biology|
|M||Molly Klein||Columbia College (Mo.)||3.44||Jr.||Business Administration|
|D||Kaylee Krischwitz||Grand View University||4.00||So.||Accounting|
|D||Abby Meyer||Columbia College (Mo.)||4.00||So.||Nursing|
|D||Lexi Rosa||William Woods University||4.00||Sr.||Graphic Design|
|D||Kaitlyn Tambke||Columbia College (Mo.)||3.52||Jr.||Nursing|
|D||Harlee Zancanelli||Midland University||3.80||Jr.||Nursing|
|GK||Lindsey Carley||Concordia University (Neb.)||3.92||Jr.||Accounting / Business Administration|
NAIA – DISTRICT 4 (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OK)
(OR, TX, UT, WA, WY, Canada)
|F||Madeleine Berthoud||Westmont College||3.80||Jr.||Biology|
|F||Malena Lennon||University of Providence||3.93||Sr.||Exercise Science|
|F||Riley Martinson||Embry-Riddle University (Ariz.)||3.90||So.||Electrical Engineering|
|M||Sarah Howell||University of Providence||4.00||Sr.||Elementary Education|
|M||Caitlin Millham||University of Victoria||4.00||Sr.||Education|
|M||Holly Ross||Embry-Riddle University (Ariz.)||4.00||Sr.||Computer Engineering|
|M||Makena Totushek||Southern Oregon University||3.94||Sr.||Nursing|
|D||Josee Bassett||Eastern Oregon University||3.90||Jr.||OHSU Nursing|
|D||Sarah Carrell||Arizona Christian University||4.00||Jr.||Communication|
|D||Kaya Evans||College of Idaho||4.00||So.||International Political Economy|
|D||Macy Goodwin||Corban University||3.90||Jr.||Business Administration|
|D||Britnee Joaquin||Northwest Christian University||4.00||Sr.||Teacher Education|
|D||Maddy Mak||Embry-Riddle University (Ariz.)||3.89||Jr.||Aerospace Engineering|
|D||Sydney Richardson-Gorski||Menlo College||3.88||Sr.||Marketing|
|GK||Caitlyn Aaron||Embry-Riddle University (Ariz.)||3.92||Jr.||Global Security & Intelligence / Forensic Psych|