Dec. 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Add yet another accolade to what has been an outstanding season for Florida State's Kassey Kallman. On Wednesday, the senior defender was named a first team Scholar All-American by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America).
Kallman becomes the sixth Seminole in program history to garner first team honors joining a list of past Florida State greats that includes India Trotter (2005), Katrin Schmidt (2007), Kirsten van de Ven (2007), Becky Edwards (2008 & 2009) and Tori Huster (2011).
Kallman, who was named a second team Scholar All-American in 2012, joins Edwards as the only two Seminoles to be recognized as a Scholar All-American twice in their career.
Majoring in business management with a 3.81 GPA, Kallman made school history early this year becoming the program's first two-time Academic All-American when CoSIDA named the Woodbury, Minn., native a Capital One second team honoree for the second year in a row.
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.
A three-time all-conference honoree, Kallman was named to the All-ACC first team for the second year in a row in 2013. She started all 28 games in leading Florida State to a berth in the national championship game for the second time in school history.
Kallman finished her Seminole career with 94 starts over four seasons tallying 27 points on 10 goals and seven assists. She was a fixture in the Seminole backline since 2010 helping Florida State to three straight College Cup appearances (2011, 2012 & 2013), two ACC titles (2011 & 2013) and a conference regular season championship in 2012.
The senior defender was part of the Seminole backline that finished the season ranked in the top 25 nationally in goals against average (11th - .551) and shutout percentage (23rd - 0.536). She guided FSU to 15 shutouts including five during the postseason when combining both ACC Tournament (2 games) and NCAA Tournament (3 games) matches. The Seminoles closed out the 2013 season allowing just 16 goals, the third fewest allowed in school history.
In 2013, Kallman was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, garnered Most Valuable Player honors at the ACC Tournament and earned a spot on the ACC All-Tournament team. She was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and a finalist for both the Honda Award and the Senior CLASS Award.