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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ellsperman named first-team Academic All-America

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Susan Ellsperman
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University of Southern Indiana women′s soccer junior forward Susan Ellsperman (Newburgh, Indiana) was named Capital One first-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Ellsperman becomes the 12th Screaming Eagle to be named Academic All-American the fourth USI student athlete to be named to the first-team and the first women′s soccer player to receive the honor.

To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration, a student athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a scale of 4.00 have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program′s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

One of three first-team members with a perfect 4.0 GPA, Ellsperman led the Eagles with 14 points on five goals and four assists and to a 9-8-2 overall record in 2011. USI placed sixth in the GLVC with a conference mark of 9-5-1.

Ellsperman, who is a biology major and a part of the pre-medical program, also was named Capital One first-team Academic All-District IV and second-team All-GLVC in November. The All-GLVC and Academic All-District awards were the second of Ellsperman′s career at USI.

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