Nov. 29, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Florida State's Kassey Kallman was named to the 2012 Capital One Women's Soccer Academic All-America second team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Kallman becomes just the second Seminole in program history to be named an Academic All-American joining Becky Edwards who earned third team honors in 2009. Both Kallman and Edwards are the only Seminoles to be recognized as two-time first team Academic All-District honorees.
The Woodbury, Minn., native has played a key role in Florida State's team defending in 2012 which ranks as one of the nation's best. FSU enters the NCAA College Cup with a defense that ranks in the top 20 nationally in shutout percentage (1st - 0.739), goals against average (8th - .560) and save percentage (t19th - .851). She has also helped the Seminoles post a school-record 17 shutouts, allowing just 13 goals including four in ACC play. Earlier this year, Florida State strung together a school record nine consecutive shutouts while putting together a consecutive minute shutout streak that reached 934:09 - the longest in school history and 18th longest in the NCAA.
Kallman has started 17 matches for the Seminoles after missing the first six games as she represent the United States as a member of the gold medal winning U-20 squad at the FIFA World Cup in Japan. The junior defender has registered four points on two goals as nine of her 15 shots on the year have been on goal. Kallman, a two-time member of the ACC All-Academic Team, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business with a 3.68 GPA.