PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University women's soccer senior defender Katy Schmidt has earned First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday.
A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and native of Corvallis, Ore., Schmidt started as the team's right back in all 16 games this season and in 31 of the Bears' last 32 contests. She garnered Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors this fall.
An Engineering concentrator, Schmidt played 1,411 of a possible 1,475 minutes in 2017 and helped the Bears post four shutouts in Ivy League play for the first time since 1992. A weapon for Brown with her long throw-ins, she contributed to the team's six total shutouts on the year.
She helped the Bears post an 11-5-0 record in 2017, giving the team its most wins since going 13-4-0 in 2000. Brown also set a single-season program record with four overtime victories.
Thirty of the 33 members of the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I women's soccer teams have at least a 3.90 GPA, with 19 student-athletes sporting a perfect 4.0 GPA. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.96.
The Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, as only student-athletes who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 and are significant contributors to their team's success are eligible for nomination. All-America honorees are selected from the pool of student-athletes chosen for their respective All-District Teams.