Nine Big Ten Players on Capital One Academic All-District Team

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The College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013-2014 Capital One Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team, with nine student-athletes from the Big Ten earning recognition. First-team honorees include Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo, Indiana's Rebecca Dreher and Shannon Flower, Iowa's Katie Nasenbenny and Purdue's Mollie Kuramoto. Earning second-team recognition included Indiana's Rebecca Candler, Michigan's Holly Hein and Shelina Zadorsky and Northwestern's Kate Allen.

DiBernardo is a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, the 2011 Midfielder of the Year, 2010 Freshman of the Year and two-time Academic All-Big Ten. Dreher, Flower, Nasenbenny, Kuramoto and Candler are all two-time Academic All-Big Ten honorees, while Hein was also a 2012 All-Big Ten. Zadorsky and Allen were both Academic All-Big Ten selections in 2012 and 2013.

The award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their athletic performance and academic success. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, which will be selected later this month.

First-Team
Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL
Rebecca Dreher, IND
Shannon Flower, IND
Katie Nasenbenny, IOWA
Mollie Kuramoto, PUR

Second-Team
Rebecca Candler, IND
Holly Hein, MICH
Shelina Zadorsky, MICH
Kate Allen, NU

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