Nov. 26, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the second year in a row, Florida State's Kassey Kallman has been recognized for her hard work and dedication in the classroom as the senior captain has been named a Capital One Second Team Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Kallman, who is majoring in business management, made school history following the announcement becoming the program's first two-time Academic All-American. Last year, she was also named a second team honoree - the highest academic honor bestowed upon a Seminole in program history.
The Woodbury, Minn., native has been named to the ACC All-Academic Team in each of her first three seasons at Florida State and is a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. She has also been named to FSU's President's List twice and made Dean's List honors on two separate occasions.
Kallman has also led the Seminoles on the field as Florida State claimed its second ACC title in three years back in early November. The Seminoles went on to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and are now just one win away from a third consecutive trip to the College Cup.
The senior defender has started every game in the backline in 2013 and ranks second on the team in minutes played. The Seminole defense ranks in the top 25 nationally in goals against average (10th) and shutout percentage (20th), while their 14 shutouts are tied for the second most in school history.
Kallman has tallied 91 career starts in four seasons at Florida State with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists. She has been a fixture in the Seminole backline since 2010 and has helped Florida State to back-to-back College Cup appearances (2011 & 2012), an ACC title in 2011 and a conference regular season championship in 2012.
In 2013, Kallman has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, garnered Most Valuable Player honors at the ACC Tournament and earned a spot on the All-ACC first team and All-Tournament team. She is also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award which will be awarded during the Women's College Cup in Cary, N.C. in December.