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UTEP soccer seniors Bri Barreiro (first team) and Aleah Davis (second team) have been named to the 2016 Conference USA InTouch Credit Union Women’s Soccer All-Academic Teams. Overall 25 student-athletes from nine different schools helped comprise the two teams.
“We are very proud of Brianna Barreiro and Aleah Davis receiving this prestigious award,” UTEP head coach Kevin Cross said. The award is based on both their soccer ability and grades, and Bri and Aleah have really excelled in both of these areas. This is a great honor, and I appreciate their dedication to both their grades and excelling on the soccer field.”
Barreiro, who was also voted to the team last year, has a 3.96 cumulative GPA as a pre-business major. She is also a three-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal. On the pitch this year she is tied for third on the squad in goals (three), assists (four) and points (10). She is one of five Miners to start every match of the year. She has also been involved with the team’s efforts on defense, with UTEP equaling the program single-season standard for shutouts (11).
Davis, who is making her first appearance on the squad, has a 3.44 cumulative GPA as a kinesiology major. She is also a three-time member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll. She has excelled on the pitch also, becoming the first Miner to be named to the All C-USA first team for a third consecutive season. Davis paces UTEP in assists (eight-tied first C-USA/31st nation), game-winning goals (five-first C-USA/16th nation) and points (20-seventh C-USA/133rd nation) while rating second in goals (six-tied 13th C-USA).
Barreiro, Davis and the rest of the Miners will return to action against host and No. 6 seed Charlotte in the semifinals of the 2016 C-USA Championships at 5 p.m. MDT Friday. There will be a live stream of the game through CUSATV.
2016 INTOUCH CREDIT UNION C-USA WOMEN’S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
Shelby Hicks – Charlotte, Sr., D, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 3.9 GPA, in exercise science
Katie O’Neill – Charlotte, Sr., M, Kearny, New Jersey, 3.91 GPA, in history
Martha Thomas – Charlotte, Jr., F, Weston, Florida, 3.82 GPA in exercise science
Emily Baragar – FIU, So., D, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 3.97 GPA in biomedical engineering
Madison Doll – Louisiana Tech, Sr., D, Pearl River, Louisiana, 3.9 GPA in psychology
Kathryn Sloan – Louisiana Tech, Sr., F, Kansas City, Missouri, 4.0 GPA in communication arts & design
Jordan Parkhurst – Marshall, Sr., MF, Scottsdale, Arizona, 3.94 GPA in health care management
Kelci Slaughter – North Texas, Jr., D, Granbury, Texas, 3.939 GPA in accounting
Kathryn Hill – Old Dominion, Sr., D, North Ayrshire, Scotland, 3.81 GPA in biology
Lyndsey Lee – Southern Miss, Jr., D, Picayune, Mississippi, 4.0 GPA in nursing
Brittany Taylor– Southern Miss, Sr., GK, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 3.73 GPA in banking & finance
Marin Carter – UAB, So., M, Little Rock, Arkansas, 4.0 GPA in English
Bri Barreiro – UTEP, Sr., MF, El Paso, Texas, 3.96 GPA in pre-business
Sydney Drinkwater – Florida Atlantic, Sr., GK, Merritt Island, Florida, 3.299 GPA in exercise science & health promotion
Erica Burt – Florida Atlantic, Sr., D, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 3.218 GPA in computer engineering
Angie Lai – Middle Tennessee, Sr., M, San Diego, California, 3.398 GPA in marketing
Hailey Sutton – North Texas, GS, F, Red Oak, Texas, 4.0 GPA in journalism
Rachel Holden – North Texas, Sr., F, Lancaster, Texas, 3.515 GPA in kinesiology
Jessica Do – UAB, So., MF, Warner Robins, Georgia, 3.92 GPA in health care management general manager
Kristin Telford – UAB, So., D, Lilburn, Georgia, 4.0 GPA in biomedical sciences
Aleah Davis – UTEP, Sr., MF, El Paso, Texas, 3.44 GPA in kinesiology
Kaja Skare – UTSA, Jr., F, Oslo, Norway, 3.74 GPA in kinesiology
Iris Dunn – WKU, Sr., F, Tavernier, Florida, 3.80 interdisciplinary studies
Caitlin Hesse – WKU, Sr., MF, Atlanta, Georgia, 3.97 GPA in exercise science
Olivia Fitzgerald – WKU, Sr., D, Carmel, Indiana, 3.92 GPA in nursing