Cummings Named NSCAA First-Team All-Central
Dec. 13, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior midfielder Kimmy Cummings continues to add post-season accolades to her Pirate resume after being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) All-Central Regional squad (first-team), according to an announcement by the organization. The honor marks the 10th time in the last 12 years that a Pirate has received the accolade.
Cummings, who is the first-ever Pirate to garner first-team honors by the organization, closed out her four-year career leading the team in goals (9) and points (22) on her way to First-Team All-Conference USA honors in 2011. One of three team captains, she was named one of 20 Players to Watch in C-USA by TopDrawerSoccer.com in 2011 and against Old Dominion posted the first of two multi-goal games when she became the first Pirate since Meghan McCallion (2004) to record a hat trick in the Pirates 4-1 victory over the Monarchs.
During her career with the Pirates, Cummings started 38 of 78 career games scoring 15 career goals, dishing out 11 assists and recording 41 points - all ranking among the Top 15 in school history.
"Kimmy is the perfect example that hard work pays off," said head coach Rob Donnenwirth. "She came to ECU as a recruited walk-on in 2008 and developed into one of our best players. Her fitness level was off the charts and the best to wear a Pirate uniform. I had an opposing coach tell me once that he thought there was three of her on the field at one time because she was all over the place. As fit as she is, her mental toughness really set her apart when the game was on the line. She is very deserving of this honor."
Off the field, she earned Second-Team Capital One Academic All-District 3 and First-Team All C-USA Academic honors, as a triple major in management information systems, business marketing and business management and boasts a 3.90 cumulative grade-point average. The Mechanicsville, Va. native is a three-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient, two-time C-USA Academic Medal Winner, six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient, two-time C-USA All-Academic member and in 2010 was an Honorable Mention NSCAA Scholar All-South Region selection.