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Portland's Tsao, Foxhoven Earn Academic All-America Honors

Nov. 17, 2009

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TOWSON, Md. - University of Portland women's soccer players Jessica Tsao and Danielle Foxhoven have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Tuesday. The duo was the only set of teammates in the nation to earn first team honors.

Tsao, a junior defender from Portland, Ore., is a three-year starter for the Pilots as an outside back. She earned second team All-West Coast Conference honors this year and has nine assists from her defensive position. Tsao has helped the Portland defense to a 0.38 goals-against average and 15 shutouts, both good for second in the national rankings. Tsao is a biology major and posts a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average.

Foxhoven is the only sophomore out of 33 players to earn Academic All-America honors this season. She leads the nation in points per game (2.75) and is second nationally in goals per game (1.1). A first team All-WCC honoree for the second consecutive season, Foxhoven has scored 22 goals with 11 assists in 2009. A business major from Littleton, Colo., Foxhoven has a 3.75 grade-point average.

Tsao, Foxhoven and the rest of the No. 2 Pilots (20-1-0) have advanced to the third round of the NCAA Playoffs and will host Virginia Tech on Friday at 7 p.m. The match will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Northwest.

Courtesy of University of Portland Sports Information