CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) -- The Central Arkansas Women's Soccer program continued the success it has experienced all season long, placing two players on the Southland Conference's All-Academic team.
Senior forward Elizabeth Brady and junior defender Emma Reed were each named to the second team. The awards are the Bears' first two All-Academic awards since 2010, when they placed one player on the first team, and the program's fifth and sixth overall All-Academic awards.
For Brady, the award is her first of any type of Southland Conference Award. She appeared in all 13 of Central Arkansas' matches this season, collecting 12 starts and 809 minutes played, good for fourth most on the team. She was a huge part of the Central Arkansas attack, scoring four goals and dishing out four assists to rank second on the team with 12 points. Through her academic career, Brady carried a 3.70 GPA while pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.
Reed played a large part in the defensive make-over that the Bears experienced this season, starting all 13 of Central Arkansas' matches and playing a team-high 968 minutes. She scored one goal on the season, the game-winner against Alabama A&M, in an effort that earned her SLC Defensive Player of the Week honors on September 4th. She currently holds a 3.90 GPA in pursuit of a degree in finance.
By garnering two All-Academic honors this season, Central Arkansas places multiple players on the team for the first time since 2006, when they placed three players on the team.