Cuffari and Guerin Garner First-Team ESPN All Academic All America Honors
For Immediate Release
November 22, 2010
Courtesy of the Saint Rose Sports Information Department
TOWSON, MD – Senior back
Kelly Guerin (Sutton, Mass./Sutton) and
junior midfielder Christina Cuffari (Brick, N.J./Brick
Memorial) have both been named to the 2010 first-team
ESPN Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer College
Division squad as selected by the College Sports Information
Directors of America (CoSIDA). Guerin, who garnered third-team
honors a year ago, is one of four repeat honorees and along with
Cuffari, comprise one of just two sets of teammates who were
selected to the first team.
A biology major who boasts a 3.92 GPA, Guerin has previously been honored as a Northeast-10 Conference first-team All-League pick and a Daktronics first-team All-East selection for the Golden Knights (23-0-0), who have been the nation’s top-ranked NCAA Division II team throughout the last three-fourths of the season. Guerin is a primary component of a Saint Rose defensive unit that has yielded only six goals all year, including one in the first half, and has shut out 11 of its last 13 opponents to lower its team collective goals-against-average to 0.26.
Cuffari, a business administration major, owns a 3.70 GPA and is the team’s leading scorer with 35 points on 10 goals and a school record 15 assists. One of only three players in school annals to record double digits in both goals and assists in a single-season, Cuffari joined Guerin on the first-team Daktronics All-East squad and was furthermore a second-team All-Conference pick.
To be eligible for the ESPN Academic All-America® Team, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
The Academic All-America® program currently selects 12 teams at the University Division level and 12 teams at the College Division level. The program currently selects the following Academic All-America® teams: men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s cross country and track, women’s cross country and track, men’s at-large and women’s at-large.