Sarasota's Kravec Earns NSCAA Academic Award

Jan. 24, 2007

MISSION, Kan. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Sarasota's Kelsey Kravec, a junior defender on the UCF women's soccer team, was recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas® College Women Scholar All-South Region Second Team.

"Kelsey is very deserving of being named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team," said UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell. "She played great in the back for us all year. Kelsey is one of the hardest defenders to beat one-on-one because of her speed, smarts, and tenacity. She obviously uses that same mentality to excel in the classroom. We are very proud of her achievement."

A sports and fitness major who attended Riverview High School, Kravec was one of two Golden Knights who started all 19 matches in 2006 as she anchored a UCF defense that posted a 1.07 goals-against-average and posted shutouts of Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, No. 9 Rice, UAB and Marshall.

Kravec earned a spot on the 2005 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was named to the 2004 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

To be nominated for the NSCAA award, a student-athlete must be at least a junior with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.30 or above, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team.

The Golden Knights finished the 2006 season at 11-6-2 overall and 7-1-1 in C-USA.

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