Smith Named to Capital One All-District Team

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer player Becca Smith was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team for her work in and out of the classroom.

Smith, a junior from Murfreesboro, Tenn., led the Southern Conference in scoring this season with a school-record 37 points and tied the UTC goals mark with 16. She scored two goals in wins over both Tennessee Tech and Stetson and was 4-for-4 on the year on penalty kicks. She was named to the Gardner-Webb Border Classic All-Tournament team with three goals on 10 shots.

Smith is ranked third all-time at UTC for points (74) goals (30) and assists (14). In the classroom, the Interior Design major maintains a 3.87 GPA and has earned a spot on the school's Dean's List each semester as well as the Athletics Director's Honor Roll. She has also been named to the Southern Conference All-Academic Fall Team each of the last two years and is in line to be named to the team again this season.

The Mocs closed out the season with a 6-10-2 overall record and a 1-9-1 league mark. Smith was named a SoCon player of the week earlier this season and was selected to the All-Conference Second Team by the league coaches.

Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America ® in 2011. The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America ® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. First Team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America ® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.


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