CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.), a goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team, was named to the America East All-Academic team, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.
Yost, who is a three-time America East Commissioner's Honor Roll member, as well as a three-time UNH Women's Soccer Student-Athlete Award winner, earns her first All-Academic Team honor. Yost is a mechanical engineering major with a 3.94 grade-point-average, which was the highest mark on the 12-member squad.
Yost started all 19 games this season for the Wildcats, posting three shutouts to go along with a 1.37 goals-against-average and an .805 save percentage.
The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Directors meeting where faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference's nine member institutions decided to honor the league's top student-athletes, who excel equally in the classroom as they do on the playing field.
For the second straight year, America East will select the All-Academic teams using CoSIDA's Academic All-America program as a model. Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisors and faculty representatives from all nine member institutions.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time (e.g., 11 on the field for soccer) but can be more if there is a tie in voting. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.