Bledsoe Named Capital One Academic All-American
Nov. 29, 2012
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Junior goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe became the first Wake Forest women's soccer player to earn Academic All-America honors Thursday when she was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A 2011 NSCAA All-American and two-time All-ACC honoree, Bledsoe boasts a 3.91 GPA while majoring in health and exercise science. She started every game in goal for Wake Forest in 2012, keeping eight shutouts, which were tied for the second most in the ACC, and she helped lead the Demon Deacon defense to a 0.84 goals against average that ranks as the third-best mark in the ACC.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native has started every game since her freshman season and already holds almost all of Wake Forest's all-time goalkeeping records including most shutouts (25) and lowest goals against average (0.92)
Bledsoe was selected to the 2010 and 2011 All-ACC Academic Teams and also made the ACC Honor Roll both seasons. She is also a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a student-athlete must have at least sophomore standing and a GPA of at least 3.30. Voting is conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).