USU Soccer's Salmon Named To The NSCAA Scholar All-America Team

Jan. 4, 2011

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State junior Chandra Salmon was named to the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women's College Scholar All-America Team it was announced Tuesday. She was among the 76 senior college players named to the team.

Salmon, a native of Provo, Utah, earned a 3.48 in human movement science to help lead the Aggies in the classroom. She is a two-time all-Western Athletic Conference Academic honoree. The junior was the only WAC player honored as well as being the only player from the Beehive State to earn the award. She is also the first Aggie to be honored as a NSCAA Scholar All-American.

As a team, Utah State captured the NSCAA Team Academic Award after posting a 3.32 grade point average. This is the eighth-straight year that the Aggies have been honored with the NSCAA award.

On the field, the midfielder earned first-team all-WAC honors for the third-straight season. She is the first Aggie to earn first-team honors her first three seasons. The defensive midfielder started every match this season. She played over 1,900 minutes this season. She was also named to the WAC all-Tournament team for her play in the tournament in Ruston, La.

The Aggies also had a very successful season on the field. Utah State ended the season with a 9-7-5 record, advancing to the WAC Tournament semifinal match. With a 5-2-1 record, USU was co-WAC regular-season champions with San Jose State.

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