By ANDREW MINDEMAN
Covenant College’s women’s soccer senior forward Kailey Burrell was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, announced the organization Thursday, Nov. 11.
Burrell becomes the first player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District. She is now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition.
The Academic All-District teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. In order to be nominated for this award, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a significant contributor to their team. The ballot is then voted on by various Sports Information personnel within the district.
A senior from Trenton, Burrell adds this honor to an already decorated season. Burrell was named the USA South Player of the Year and led the Scots to a USA South Tournament title en route to earning tournament MVP honors. The senior has career high 18 goals to go with seven game-winning goals, six multi-goal matches, and a team-best seven assists.
She currently ranks 10th in the nation in goals, sixth in game-winning goals, and 13th in total points (43). During the USA South Tournament, Burrell assisted on four of Covenant’s five goals as the Scots claimed their first conference tournament title in the NCAA era and the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament.
In the classroom, Burrell holds a 3.68 GPA with a major in education studies. She is a two-time USA South All-Academic honoree and earned United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region accolades last spring. Burrell is also a five-time member of Covenant’s Dean’s List and Athletic Honor Roll (3.5 semester GPA).
Andrew Mindeman is the Director of Athletic Communications at Covenant College.