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Almost 60 current and former student-athletes will take part in graduation ceremonies
The duo will be honored at the 23rd Annual Breakfast of Champions on April 28
Senior Joins Jessica Abshire As Academic All-Americans in 2011
Senior Is Third Academic All-America Selection In Program History
Senior Duo Earns First Career Capital One Academic Honors
As a Junior in 2010
One of three team captains ... Played and started all 19 games logging 1,680 minutes ... Scored three goals, dished out five assists and collected 11 points (second-most on team) ... First career game-winning goal vs. William & Mary (9/19) came in the 90th minute of play on a header off a corner kick ... Also scored goals against Niagara (9/6) from 25 yards out and UCF (9/24) on a header ... Logged four points against UCF (goal and two assists) ... Played every minute in 14 of 19 matches ... Nine of 14 shots were on goal (64.3 percent) ... Named second-team All Conference USA ... First-Team C-USA All-Academic ... Second-Team NSCAA Scholar All-South Region ... Received C-USA Academic Medal and named to C-USA Honor Roll ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll both semesters.
As a Sophomore in 2009
One of four players to start all 19 games ... Posted goals against Stony Brook (9/4) and UNC Wilmington (9/20) ... Dished out the game-winning assist in the 1-0 win over Marshall (10/30) ... Thirteen of 24 shots were on goal ... Received C-USA Academic Medal and named to C-USA Honor Roll ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll both semesters.
As a Freshman in 2008
Played and started all 22 games ... Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... Finished the season tied for fourth on the team in points (9) ... Scored a goal at Penn (9/14) and against Colorado College (11/7) in the C-USA Tournament semifinals ... Five assists were fourth-most on the team ... Received C-USA Academic Medal and named to C-USA Honor Roll ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll both semesters.
Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
Received two varsity letters under head coach Bob Anderson.
Academic major is elementary education with a minor in speech pathology ... Daughter of Kelly and Terri Woodward ... Has a brother (Nathan) ... Uncle Brian Woodward played minor-league baseball in the state of Washington ... Was a member of the A or A/B Honor Roll for four years ... Selected to the National Honor Society in 2006-07 ... Compiled a 4.38 grade point average and a top-20 class ranking in high school ... Married to Kyle Abshire in December of 2010.
Abshire's ECU Statistics