Senior Kimmy Cummings named Second-Team NSCAA Academic All-American.
Dec. 26, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Senior midfielder Kimmy Cummings was one of 33 Division I women's soccer players to be named 2011 National Soccer Association of America (NSCAA) Academic All-America (second-team), according to an announcement by the organization last week.
The scholar athletes will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
The honor marks the second academic all-america selection for the Pirates this year following Jessica Abshire's second-team selection as a Capital One Academic All-American on Dec. 2. Cummings also becomes the fourth Pirate to earn academic all-america honors in school history joining Kristin Hoyle (2002), Madison Keller (2008) and Abshire.
Cummings, who was a 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.
On the field, she became the first-ever Pirate to garner First-Team NSCAA All-Central Regional honors and 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.