Nov. 2, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University women's soccer forward Kristin Maris has been named to the Capital One Academic Division II District 8 first team.
First-team honorees advance to the Academic All-America ballot where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced later this month. District 8 is made up of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Great Northwest Athletic Conference and Pacific West Conference.
Maris, a junior from Issaquah (graduate of Issaquah High School), is a biology major with a 3.84 grade point average (4.0 scale).
Maris, who was earlier named a GNAC academic all-star for the second straight year, has scored a team-high eight goals this season. She also was a first-team all-league honoree on the field.
The Vikings, 16-3-0, meet Montana State Billings in the GNAC Tournament championship game Saturday (2 p.m.), Nov. 3, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
Nominations and voting for the Capital One Academic All-America program are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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