St. Louis, Mo., November 22, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior midfielder Kate Doyle has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's Soccer Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Doyle, a third-team honoree, is a repeat selection after earning first-team Academic All-District and second-team Academic All-America honors a year ago. She is the first Washington U. women's soccer student-athlete in school history to earn multiple Academic All-America honors.
"Education is the highest priority in WashU women's soccer. Our entire team are scholars in their own right," said Washington University head coach Jim Conlon. "Kate is a great friend, teammate, athlete and scholar. She epitomizes what the NCAA student-athlete experience should be."
Doyle has started all 20 games for the Bears on defense and in the midfield with eight goals and three assists for 19 points. She scored a pair of goals in a 5-0 win over Mississippi College Aug. 31 and in a 5-2 win over St. Norbert College Nov 15, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She also notched the game-winner in a 1-0 win at then No. 7-ranked Emory University Oct. 6.
Doyle was honored as a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection in 2013, the fourth-straight year she earned all-conference accolades. She has started 80 of 84 career games played, and is tied for ninth place in school history with 20 assists.
A three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Doyle has a 3.84 grade point average and will graduate in May with a degree in chemistry and a minor in public health.
"25 years of amazing women in the Washington U. program and to be the first two-time Capital One Academic All-American is a huge honor," Conlon added. "It is a testament to her and her teammates' on-field success along with Kate's educational prowess that allows her to be recognized."
The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.