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Three Ivies Earn NSCAA Academic Honors

Three Ivies Earn NSCAA Academic Honors

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Penn seniors Kaitlin Campbell and Sarah Friedman earned 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team Scholar All-America honors and Columbia junior Lillian Klein was named to the second team All-East Region team. Campbell and Friedman earned first-team All-East Region selection, putting them in the mix for the Scholar All-America team.

Campbell, a biologial basis of behavior/pre-med major carrying a 3.51 cumulative GPA, anchored a defense that posted nine shutouts in 2010, the most by a Penn team since 2001. Campbell also scored the only goal in the Quakers' 1-0 win at Cal State Northridge. She was a first-team All-Ivy selection and second team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection.

Friedman, a biology major with a 3.58 cumulative GPA, will graduate as Penn's all-time leader in assists, with 30. The Ivy League's only unanimous first-team selection this year, she led Penn and the Ivies with eight assists and also scored twice for 12 points which tied her for the team lead. Friedman was a four-time All-Ivy player at Penn, including first-team honors in 2008 -- when she set the school record for assists in a season with 15 -- and 2010. She also earned third team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this past fall.

Columbia's standout goalkeeper Klein is an English and American Literature major with a 3.47 cumulative GPA. The All-Ivy honorable meniton selection led the League in goals against average (0.76), save percentage (.852) and shutouts (seven). She led the Lions to a four-game shutout streak early in the season.