Sophomore Carly Richardson of Belmont has been named as a recipient of the Select Sport America Champion of Character Scholarship for women’s soccer. Each team in the NAIA National Championship names a Champion of Character who is recognized before each of the post-season games. Richardson was chosen from among the team award winners to receive the $1,000 scholarship which is given to Westmont in her name.
Acknowledged for both their athletic and academic accomplishments were senior Alison Hensley of Huntington Beach and junior Christine Adams of Castle Rock, Colo. Both were named Capital One Academic All-Americans®. Hensley, who received the award for the third time, was named to the first team while Adams was named to the second team. Hensley, a mathematics and Spanish major holds a GPA of 3.96 while Adams is a kinesiology major in a pre-med track with a GPA of 3.9.
Only 22 women’s soccer players from across the nation are chosen to receive Academic All-American recognition in the college division. The award recipients are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hensley and Adams were also named NAIA Scholar-Athletes along with Jenny Ann Martinez of Santa Barbara, Denae Crump of Elk Grove and Courtney Stonesifer of Pleasanton. Martinez is a senior kinesiology and communication studies major with a 3.89 GPA. Crump is a senior liberal studies major with a 3.66 GPA and Stonesifer has a GPA of 3.5 as a junior kinesiology major. NAIA Scholar-Athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and must be at least a junior in academic standing.