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Kallman, Short Named Academic All-District
Kassey Kallman is a two-time first team all-district honoree.

Kassey Kallman is a two-time first team all-district honoree.

Nov. 2, 2012

CARY, N.C. - Florida State placed two student-athletes on the 2012 Capital One Women's Soccer Academic All-District IV first team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Senior defender Casey Short and junior defender Kassey Kallman were named first team honorees and are now eligible for national Academic All-America honors which will be voted on later this month.

Kallman was named to the first team for the second year in a row joining former All-American Becky Edwards as the only other Seminole to be recognized as a two-time first team Academic All-District honoree. Short is making her first appearance on the academic squad.

Both Seminole defenders have played a major role in Florida State's team defending in 2012 which ranks as the nation's best. FSU enters the ACC Championship semifinals leading the nation in goals against average (0.388) and shutout percentage (0.778), while ranking third in save percentage (0.887). The Garnet & Gold have registered 14 shutouts on the year - tied for the most in a single-season in school history set in 2006 and then matched in 2008. In league play, the Seminole defense allowed just four goals in 10 matches, the fewest given up to ACC opponents in school history. 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 12 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 Woodbury, Minn., native has registered four points on two goals as five of her seven 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.

Short has 17 starts in the Seminole backline in 2012 recording one point on an assist in a road victory at NC State. A native of Naperville, Ill., Short was named to the NSCAA Southeast Academic All-Region first team in 2010 and is a four-time honoree of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. She has been named to FSU's President's List twice for earning a 4.0 GPA and is a six-time Dean's List honoree. Short graduated in the fall of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in criminology and a minor in sociology and is currently pursuing a masters' degree in sport management.

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