Feb. 22, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - Florida State's Tori Huster was named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while the Seminoles landed a school record eight student-athletes on the ACC All-Academic Team as announced by the league office on Monday, February 20.
Huster was joined on the All-Academic Team by seniors Janice Cayman and Ella Stephan, juniors Tiana Brockway and Jessica Price, sophomores Kassey Kallman and Kelsey Wys and freshman Jamia Fields.
"This is a tremendous honor for Tori as she has worked diligently to do her very best in the classroom and on the field throughout her entire career at Florida State," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I am very proud of all our players as each one is very serious about their academics. It is imperative as coaches to stress the importance of academics and to make sure the players that come through our program are excelling in the classroom."
Huster becomes the first Seminole soccer player to earn ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native graduated this past fall with a bachelor's degree in exercise science, while compiling a career GPA of 3.75. This past year, she was named a first team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and garnered first team Academic All-District accolades from Capital One/CoSIDA.
"I am very grateful for this award," said Huster. "There are so many people that I have to thank that make everything possible for us as student-athletes to balance both athletics and academics. I have to thank our academic advisor Cathy Badger and all the administrators who work in putting us in the right classes and that organize everything behind the scenes each semester."
In her final season at Florida State, Huster finished fourth on the team in points with 16 on six goals and four assists. She started all 26 games for the Seminoles in 2011 and wrapped up her four-year career in Tallahassee with 91 starts - fifth most in school history.
The senior midfielder played a major role in leading the Seminoles back to the College Cup for the fifth time in school history. In 2011, Huster garnered third team NSCAA All-America and first team All-ACC honors and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament team.
Huster was one of seven, three-time honorees represented on this year's ACC All-Academic Team. Cayman, Kallman, Price and Wys are two-time recipients of the award, while Brockway, Fields and Stephan are making their first appearance on the team.
Duke led all schools with nine student-athletes on the 2011 Women's Soccer All-Academic Team. Florida State was second with eight followed by Boston College (6), Wake Forest (5), North Carolina and Virginia Tech with four apiece, NC State (3), Clemson and Virginia both with two and Maryland and Miami each with one.