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Pair of Saints Named to Academic All-America Team

Thomas More College junior goalkeeper Megan Barton (Florence, Ky./Villa Madonna) and senior forward Olivia Huber (Woodlawn, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) have been selected to the 2015 Division III Women’s Soccer Academic All-America® Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Barton, who carries a 3.86 grade point average in mathematics, was a first team selection.  She was honored as an All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) First Team selection in 2015 after leading the league in goals against average (0.15), save percentage (.942), and shutouts (14.3). Barton leads all NCAA Division III counterparts in save percentage and ranks third in goals against average. She is the current PAC career leader in shutouts (28) and goals against average (.270).

Huber carries a 3.57 grade point average in elementary education and was named to the second team.  She is a four-time All-PAC selection and has earned a spot on the First Team for three-straight seasons. The 2014 PAC Player of the Year, Huber is tied for first in the PAC in points (61), second in goals (26), and fourth in assists (10). She is tied for sixth in Division III in points and tied for eighth in goals. Huber is tied for the number two spot among active Division III leaders in points (240) and is tied for third in goals (100) and assists (40). Her 100 goals, 40 assists, and 240 points are all PAC career records.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.

Thomas More director of athletic communications and compliance Cory Blackson has served on CoSIDA's Academic All-America national committee since 2007.

Since the program's inception in 1952 CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Division I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information on the Capital One Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

- Staff report