Sophomore forward Caroline Brown
Nov. 5, 2011
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Tennessee Lady Vol soccer player Caroline Brown has been chosen as part of the Capital One Academic All-District III First Team according to a release from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
By virtue of her selection, the 5-9 forward becomes the eighth all-time Lady Vol soccer player to receive Capital One Academic All-District honors, while also picking up the program's 13th overall district selection. Brown now advances on to the national ballot, becoming eligible for potential Academic All-America accolades.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-District or All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Brown has helped lead the Big Orange soccer squad to one of its best seasons in program history at 15-6 overall in 2011. The Hershey, Pa., native has totaled 11 goals and a team-best eight assists to give her 30 points over 21 matches. Her point and assist totals are good enough to rate in a tie for eighth all-time at UT, while her goal total also puts her in a dead-lock for 10th in the Tennessee single-season record book. Brown has now recorded points in 12 of her 21 matches this year and has posted at least three tallies in five separate contests. She has proven to be clutch time and again with six match-winning scores in 2011, now giving her a staggering eight winners out of her 14 career goals. Brown picked up the first two multiple-goal efforts of her career during Lady Vol victories this season over Oklahoma (3-1 on Aug. 21) and Charlotte (5-0 on Sept. 9).
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.