Women's Soccer Players Garner Academic Recognition
MADISON, N.J. - Three members of Landmark women's soccer teams were honored for the on-field and off-field accomplishments with selection to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Teams.
The University of Scranton had Emily Farrell and Sarah Gibbons both earn spots on the team while Moravian College standout Diana Feldmann was also honored.
By making the All-District ballot, all three players are now frwarded onto the national ballot to try for Capital One Academic All-American®, which will be announced Tuesday, November 29th. To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® accolades, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.30 grade-point average, be a sophomore, junior or senior and be a starter or significant reserve.
Farrell is honored for the second straight season after earning third-team honors last fall. She holds a 3.96 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale while pursuing a degree in Early & Primary Teacher Education.
In addition, she is a two-time Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll recipient, has been named to the Dean's List three times, including two perfect 4.0 semesters, and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Association for Children's Education International, and Council for Exception Children. She has also been a volunteer for the university's Safe Trick or Treat Program and has been a teacher in a summer program at a non-profit center in Allentown.
Farrell has excelled on the playing field, too, earning first-team all-Landmark Conference honors last fall and is currently a key member of a Royal defensive unit that has posted nine shutouts so far this season.
Gibbons is an occupational therapy major who has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.89. She has been named to the Dean's List four times in her career, including two perfect 4.0 semesters, and is a two-time member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll. She is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Student Occupational Therapy Association and has served as a Head Start volunteer and as a volunteer for the university's Safe Trick or Treat Program. This past summer, Gibbson participated in an International Service Project in Uganda.
Gibbons is also in the midst of the most productive season of her career, scoring a career-best seven goals to date, including three match-winning goals. She is second on the team in goals scored and total points (16).
Feldmann first-team Academic All-District honors for the second time in her career after a standout four years as a defender for the Greyhounds.
In Feldmann’s four years at Moravian she has played in 78 games and tallied four goals and four assists. She was named to the Landmark Conference First Team in 2009 and again as a senior and Second Team in 2010, the Landmark Conference All-Academic Team and Landmark Conference Honor Roll in 2009 and 2010.
Story provided by Moravian & Scranton Sports Information