Nov. 5, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the third year in a row, Florida State's Kassey Kallman (Woodbury, Minn.) has been recognized for her efforts in the classroom as the senior captain has been named to Capital One's Academic All-District First Team for District IV.
For her efforts, Kallman is now eligible for national Academic All-America honors which will be voted on later this month.
Majoring in business management, Kallman was named a second team Capital One Academic All-American in 2012 becoming just the second Seminole in program history to earn such an honor.
With her selection as a first team All-District honoree in 2013, Kallman is looking to become the first Florida State soccer player in school history to be named a two-time Capital One Academic All-American.
Kallman 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.
The Woodbury, Minn., native has also played a major role in the success of the Florida State soccer team this year as the Seminoles head into the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday, November 8 with a 16-1-3 record and a second place finish in the always competitive ACC.
Kallman 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 (11th) and save percentage (24th), while their 11 shutouts are the third most in the ACC.
The senior defender has tallied 86 career starts in four seasons at Florida State with 22 points on eight goals and six 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.
Kallman 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. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.