NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (November 7, 2019) – JWU's Savannah Jackson has been recognized for her success on the field and in the classroom by being named to the 2019 Academic All-District I® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA.
This marks Jackson's second-straight appearance on the academic all-district team.
Jackson, who has a 3.85 GPA in criminal justice, has started in all16 games for the Wildcats. Named this year's Sun Conference Player of the Year, Jackson set the school's single-season records in both goals (41) and points (86), leading the conference in both categories. Recording eight hat tricks this season, the native of Winter Haven, Florida, set the school's single-game goal-scoring record with six versus Florida Memorial (10/16). She earned the school's first NAIA Offensive Player of the Week award back on October 22, helping JWU reach the 10-win plateau for the second-straight season. The Wildcats notched a school-record 11 wins in 2019, earning the No. 3 seed in this year's Sun Conference Women's Soccer Championships.
A First-Team All-TSC selection in 2019, she currently leads the nation with 10 game-winning goals and is No. 2 in the nation in total points, points per game (5.38), total goals, and goals per game (2.56).
Jackson is the only player in JWU history to registered four-or-more goals in a game, accomplishing this feat five times in 2019.
For her career, Jackson has recorded 86 goals and 11 assists for 183 points. She has tallied 12 hat tricks and 24 game-winning goals in three seasons with the Wildcats.
The 2019 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 CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District® will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III CoSIDA 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 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.
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)
|GK||Nina Haeberlin||Keiser University||4.00||Sr.||Business|
|D||Heidi Giles||University of Mobile||4.00||Sr.||Accounting|
|D||Ashlyn Lockwood||Faulkner University||4.00||Sr.||Accounting|
|D||Becca Mindling||Spring Arbor University||4.00||So.||Nursing|
|D||Maria Schmidt||Lourdes University||3.98||Jr.||Biology|
|D||Julia Stancato||Siena Heights University||3.55||Sr.||Accounting|
|M||Olivia Ball||Shawnee State University||4.00||Sr.||Business Administration|
|M||Julie Cazanave||University of Northwestern Ohio||3.67||Sr.||Business Administration|
|M||Jill Kelly||Shawnee State University||4.00||Sr.||Mathematics Education|
|M||Phoebe LaCroix||Cornerstone University (Mich.)||3.90||Jr.||Exercise Science|
|M||Mackenzie Selvius||Spring Arbor University||4.00||So.||Undeclared|
|M||Megan Warner||Webber International University||4.00||Sr.||Sport Business Management|
|F||Savannah Jackson||Johnson & Wales University (Fla.)||3.85||Jr.||Criminal Justice|
|F||Uchenna Kanu||Southeastern University||3.31||Sr.||Sports Management|
|F||Adrien Merrilles||Reinhardt University||3.82||Sr.||Sports Administration|
|F||Matilda Ovenberger||Keiser University||4.00||So.||International Business|
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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