July 19, 2011
IRVING, Texas – Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced Tuesday that University of Memphis women’s soccer student-athlete Vendula Strnadova is a recipient of the 2010-11 C-USA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
The honor is awarded to the top student-athlete in each conference-sponsored sport as determined by the Faculty Athletic Representatives and is based on academic achievement (GPA), athletic achievement and community service.
Strnadova, the Conference USA Midfielder of the Year and four-time first team all-conference selection, wrapped up her Memphis career with a four goal, six assist campaign to climb to fifth place in program history in each category. Starting all 22 matches last season, Strnadova, a third team NSCAA All-American, is tied for the program for matches played with 86 and also holds the record for shots in a career with 246.
The Las Cruces, N.M., native is a three-time first team NSCAA All-Central Region selection and was a major factor in Memphis' fourth-straight C-USA Championship in 2010. Memphis finished with a 15-4-3 record, the second-best finish in program history, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a fourth-straight season.
Strnadova is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree, the first women’s soccer student-athlete in program history to be honored with the CoSIDA All-America honors multiple times. She maintains a 3.96 in the exercise and sport science field and is expected to complete her degree this fall.
After signing with the Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer in late January, Strnadova has since transferred to the Orange County Wave of the Women’s Premier Soccer League.