ECU Lands Three On All-Academic Squad

UABSPORTS.COM Junior Amanda Malkiewicz
Junior Amanda Malkiewicz

Nov. 3, 2010

IRVING, Texas - East Carolina junior soccer players Kimmy Cummings, Amanda Malkiewicz and Jessica Woodward were named to the Conference USA All-Academic Teams, according to an announcement from the league office Wednesday afternoon. Malkiewicz and Woodward, who are repeat selections from 2009, earned first-team designation, while Cummings was a second-team selection.

Malkiewicz, a math education major with a 3.86 GPA, is a two-time C-USA Academic Medal winner and C-USA Honor Roll recipient (2008-09, 2009-10). She has been named to the ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll for four-straight semesters and last year was named ESPN The Magazine Third-Team All-District.

Off the field she took home second-team All C-USA honors in 2010, her second career C-USA accolade after being named to the all-freshman team in 2008. The Forked River, N.J. native completed her best season to date leading the Pirates in goals (7), assists (6) and points (20), which were all new career-highs and ranked among the league leaders. She started all 19 games playing nearly 1,200 minutes and pushed her consecutive starting streak to 60 matches. In league play, she has netted four goals (one game-winning vs. Rice), three assists and 11 points. Malkiewicz, who joined Broz as a preseason all-league selection and one of the Top-20 C-USA players to watch by, closed out the season ranked fourth all-time on ECU's career charts in assists (16) and points (50), while ranking sixth in goals (17).

Woodward joined Memphis' Vendula Strnadova as the only other unanimous selection to the academic first-team. She maintains a 4.00 GPA as an elementary education major with a speech pathology minor, is a two-time C-USA Academic Medal winner and C-USA Honor Roll recipient (2008-09, 2009-10) and has been named to the ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll for four-straight semesters.



Outside the classroom she earned second-team All C-USA honors after starting all 19 games at midfield. The Wake Forest, N.C. native ranked second on the team in points (11) and assists (5) behind Malkiewicz and netted her first career game-winning strike at William & Mary. On the season she scored a career-best three goals, registered five assists (three in league play) and played every minute in 14 of 19 games. Since stepping on campus Woodward has started 60-straight matches, scored seven goals, dished out 11 assists for 25 points.

Cummings, who boasts a 3.80 GPA in management information systems, is also a two-time C-USA Honor Roll and four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient. She started all 19 games at midfield posting career-highs in goals (3), assists (4), points (10) and shots (32). The Mechanicsville, Va. native netted her first goal of the season against No. 10 Wake Forest and added a pair of scores against league members Tulsa and Rice. During her three-year career, she has played in 59 matches, scored six goals, dished out seven assists and recorded 19 points.

ECU along with Memphis produced two selections apiece on the first team and three overall. Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, and UAB also had three student-athletes honored. A complete list of the All-Academic winners follows:


Name, School, Class, GPA, Major
Sydney Fetter, Colorado College, Senior, 3.80, Economics
*Amanda Malkiewicz, East Carolina, Junior, 3.86, Math Education
*Jessica Woodward, East Carolina, Junior, 4.00, Elementary Education
Sarah Vinson, Marshall, Sophomore, 4.00, Pre-Dietetics
Lizzy Hildebrandt, Memphis, Junior, 3.82, Mechanical Engineering
**Vendula Strnadova, Memphis, Senior, 3.97, Health and Human Performance
Courtney Webb, SMU, Junior, 3.69, Civil Engineering
Caitlin Leumas, Southern Miss, Sophomore, 4.00, Physical Therapy
Maddie Jones, Tulsa, Junior, 3.89, Biology/Pre-Med
*Lauren Halbert, UCF, Senior, 3.89, Health Sciences/Pre-Clinical
**Melissa Desilets, UTEP, Senior, 4.00, Chemistry

Name, School, Class, GPA, Major
Kimmy Cummings, East Carolina, Junior, 3.80, Management Information Systems
*Kristen Berquist, Marshall, Senior, 3.82, Accounting
Emma Harrison, Marshall, Senior, 3.72, Secondary Education
Lizzy Simonin, Memphis, Junior, 3.77, Physical Education Teacher Education
Catherine Fitzsimmons, Rice, Senior, 3.79, Sociology
Lauren LaGro, Rice, Sophomore, 4.00, Kinesiology-Sports Medicine
Elizabeth Nesbit, Rice, Senior, 3.94, Area Major in Global Health
Amy Davis, Southern Miss, Junior, 3.95, Nursing
*Jana Mason, Southern Miss, Senior, 3.85, Health and Fitness
Laura McCalla, UAB, Junior, 3.39, Industrial Design
Pascale Pinard, UAB, Junior, 3.95, Physical Education
Allison Young, UAB, Junior, 3.91, Accounting

* Repeat Selection