Strnadova Earns Academic All-America Honors
Nov. 18, 2009
Memphis, Tenn.- Junior midfielder Vendula Strnadova was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women’s soccer third team, announced today. Strnadova is the third student-athlete in the University of Memphis women’s soccer program history to receive the national recognition.
“We are very excited that Vendula was recognized for her academic achievements,” assistant coach Jodi Grant said. “She is always on of our hardest workers on the field and it’s great to see that is carrying over to the classroom.”
Strnadova has a 3.98 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Earlier this season, Strnadova was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV first team.
The Las Cruces, N.M. native, started all 23 matches for the Lady Tigers this season. She posted five goals and four assists this season and is a key factor in Memphis’ three-straight C-USA Championships. A first team All-C-USA selection, Strnadova garnered first team C-USA All-Academic team honors this year.
To be eligible for the Academic All-America award, 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 standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.