BERKELEY -- Since her freshman year, senior goalie Emily Kruger has been steadfast in the net for the California women’s soccer teams, and now she’s being recognized for her steadfast performance in the classroom. Kruger was named to the 2013 Capital One All-Academic District 8 Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
The athletes selected to each team are recognized as the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance in athletics and academics. The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The peace & conflict studies major has maintained a 3.70 GPA throughout her career, notching 68 saves with an .840 save percentage in 2013. She is only 10 saves away from holding the program’s all-time saves record, and is currently tied for second for career shutouts with 22.
A team captain for the Golden Bears, Kruger spent some time studying abroad in Africa in 2012 and would like to work with a nonprofit or non-governmental organization when she graduates.
In 2012, Kruger was also named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team and an All-Academic Honorable Mention in 2011.