Nov. 5, 2016
IRVING, Texas - Florida Atlantic University student-athletes Erica Burt and Sydney Drinkwater added to their lengthy list of career honors when the two were each voted onto the 2016 Conference USA InTouch Credit Union Women's Soccer All-Academic Team.
The two redshirt seniors, and leaders of the successful Owls' defense, earned Second Team honors in voting by the league's sports information directors. Burt, the native of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida holds a 3.218 GPA in computer engineering, while Drinkwater, from Merritt Island, Florida, currently has a 3.299 GPA in exercise science & health promotion.
"We are excited to see Sydney and Erica recognized for their academic accomplishments this year," said Head Coach Patrick Baker. "Most know of them through their soccer accomplishments and never really hear of their school work. They both work hard in their majors and have found a good balance of academics and athletics at Florida Atlantic University. I am very thankful that they both chose to transfer to FAU and become part of our women's soccer program. They have excelled in the classroom, on the soccer field and have been tremendous leaders for this year's team. The All-Academic Team award is a great honor and we are excited to have these two players recognized by Conference USA."
The two, along with the rest of the Owls' squad, have advanced to the C-USA championship match, facing Charlotte on their home field Sunday at 11 a.m. The match will be aired live on ESPN3.
2016 C-USA InTouch Credit Union Women's Soccer All-Academic Teams:
Shelby Hicks - Charlotte, Sr., D, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Katie O'Neill - Charlotte, Sr., M, Kearny, New Jersey
Martha Thomas - Charlotte, Jr., F, Weston, Florida
Emily Baragar - FIU, So., D, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Madison Doll - Louisiana Tech, Sr., D, Pearl River, Louisiana
Kathryn Sloan - Louisiana Tech, Sr., F, Kansas City, Missouri
Jordan Parkhurst - Marshall, Sr., MF, Scottsdale, Arizona
Kelci Slaughter - North Texas, Jr., D, Granbury, Texas
Kathryn Hill - Old Dominion, Sr., D, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Lyndsey Lee - Southern Miss, Jr., D, Picayune, Mississippi
Brittany Taylor- Southern Miss, Sr., GK
Marin Carter - UAB, So., M, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bri Barreiro - UTEP, Sr., MF, El Paso, Texas
Sydney Drinkwater - Florida Atlantic, Sr., GK, Merritt Island, Florida
Erica Burt - Florida Atlantic, Sr., D, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Angie Lai - Middle Tennessee, Sr., M, San Diego, California
Hailey Sutton - North Texas, GS, F, Red Oak, Texas
Rachel Holden - North Texas, Sr., F, Lancaster, Texas
Jessica Do - UAB, So., MF, Warner Robins, Georgia
Kristin Telford - UAB, So., D, Lilburn, Georgia
Aleah Davis - UTEP, Sr., MF, El Paso, Texas
Kaja Skare - UTSA, Jr., F, Oslo, Norway
Iris Dunn - WKU, Sr., F, Tavernier, Florida
Caitlin Hesse - WKU, Sr., MF, Atlanta, Georgia
Olivia Fitzgerald - WKU, Sr., D, Carmel, Indiana