gobison.com With the conclusion of the women's soccer season, The Summit League has announced its Academic All-League Team as voted on by the institution's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors. North Dakota State University's Anisha Kinnarath and Tristyn Walczak were among the 13 student-athletes were named to the team and honored for their academic and athletic performances this season.
To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions. The women's soccer all-league team is made up of the 11 student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing.
Kinnarath and Walczak were both Summit League all-tournament team selections this season. Kinnarath, a forward with a 3.56 GPA as an exercise science major, was named to the all-league second team after recording 10 points from three goals and four assists this season. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native was a first team all-league selection in 2012 and 2013, and an all-freshmen team honoree in 2011.
Walczak started all 17 matches this season as a defender and is a human development and family sciences and Spanish double-major with a 3.79 GPA. The Burnsville, Minn., native was part of a defense that allowed 1.03 goals per game and posted three shutouts.
North Dakota State completed the 2014 season with a record of 8-8-2 and finished fourth in The Summit League to earn its sixth straight bid to the league tournament.