Keller Named NSCAA Academic All-America
Jan. 12, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Senior defender Madison Keller has been named a Second-Team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America Scholar, according to a postseason announcement by the organization.
A total of 75 Division I athletes earned the honor and have been invited travel to St. Louis, Mo. on Jan. 17 to receive their awards. The Clarksburg, Md. native represents the second such honoree in program history, as Kristin Hoyle was a Verizon/CoSida Second-Team Academic All-America selection in 2002.
Keller holds a 3.75 cumulative GPA as a biology major and has earned East Carolina Dean's List or Chancellor's List accolades every semester during her time in Greenville. Additionally, she has garnered three Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll nods as well as two C-USA Academic Medals.
The award is the latest in a long line of postseason honors for Keller, as she also collected First-Team All-Conference USA, C-USA All-Tournament Team, C-USA All-Academic First Team and NSCAA Second-Team All-Southeast Region accolades.
"It is no mistake that Madison is a team captain for us," head coach Rob Donnenwirth said. "Everyone saw what a talented player she is as she was recognized with All-Conference and All-Region honors. What people didn't see is what a great leader she is day in and day out. She sets a high standard for herself with everything she does; on the field, in the classroom, and as a leader. I look forward to going to St. Louis with her and her family to watch her accept her All-America Award. No one is more deserving."
Keller anchored the middle of the Pirate defense this season, helping East Carolina to its first-ever C-USA title and an appearance in the C-USA Tournament Championship Game.
2008 NSCAA/adidas Women's College Scholar All-America Team
University Division First Team
University Division Second Team
K, Mary Casey, Jr., Maryland, Kinesiological Science, 3.95, Centreville, Va.
D, Jessie Davis, Sr., Penn State, Advertising and Public Relations, 3.80, Fairfax, Va.
D, Andrea Willis, Jr., Brigham Young, Exercise Science, 3.62, Riverside, Calif.
D, Lauren Olson, Sr., Saint Louis, Communication, 3.95, Plano, Texas
D, Madison Keller , Sr., East Carolina, Biology, 3.75, Clarksburg, Md.
D, Stephanie Logterman, Sr., Texas, Humanities/Pre-Med, 3.88, Austin, Texas
M, Myra Sack, Jr., Dartmouth, Government, 3.59, Wynnewood, Pa.
M, Zoe Bouchelle, Sr., Penn State, Economics, 3.88, Cockeysville, Md.
M, Marti Desjarlais, Sr., Illinois, Accountancy, 3.73, Pewaukee, Wis.
M, Ali Hawkins, Jr., North Carolina, Political Science, 3.81, Encinitas, Calif.
F, Kiersten Dallstream, Jr., Washington State, Wildlife Ecology, 3.48, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
F, Taryn Hemmings, Sr., Denber, Marketing, 3.67, Greeley, Colo.
F, Kasey Langdon, Jr., Oklahoma State, Nutritional Sciences, 3.30, Wylie, Texas
University Division Third Team
K, Erin Kane, Sr., Milwaukee, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, 3.44, St. Charles, Ill.