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Hoffman Named To Verizon Academic All-American Team
Contact: Shawn Sell
Cincinnati, Ohio. -- University of Cincinnati senior goalkeeper Christy Hoffman (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) has been named to the inaugural Verizon Academic All-America Women’s Soccer first team.
Hoffman, a graduate school student in communications disorders who carries a 3.52 GPA, rewrote the Cincinnati and Conference USA goalkeeping record books in 2001. She posted a school-record 14.5 shutouts and ended the season with a goals against average of 0.58, also a school best. Hoffman was named the Conference USA Co-Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team. She was also chosen the All-Ohio Player of the Year.
Hoffman, a 2001 tri-captain, established new UC marks for shutouts in a career and season in 2001 and led the nation in GAA for much of the season. Hoffman concluded her storied career with 33 shutouts in 86 starts and is the owner of seven school and conference records.
This year’s team was voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) from across the country. To qualify, student-athletes must hold at least sophomore status, own a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2, and be either a starter or key reserve for their team.
This year marks the first time a women’s soccer team has been selected in the 50-year history of the Verizon Academic All-America program. Previously, women’s soccer players were received All-America consideration through at-large nominations. Hoffman joins 10 other players from across the country on the first team.