Ferraina Named First Team Academic All-American

The Greyhounds' forward carries a 4.0 GPA and led the team in scoring this season

Theresa Ferraina

Nov. 18, 2008

BALTIMORE - Loyola senior women's soccer player Theresa Ferraina was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team today for her excellence in the classroom and on the field.

Ferraina, who carries a 4.0 grade point average in business administration and finance, led Loyola in goals scored, assists and total points this season. She was one of 11 players from all NCAA Division I programs nationally to be named to the first team.

"Theresa truly exemplifies what being a complete student-athlete is all about," Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "She is dedicated to striving for excellence in every aspect of her life. I couldn't be more proud of her for this wonderful achievement."

Last week, the senior forward was named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team.

Ferraina, who has one more year of eligibility to play and is expected to pursue a master's degree and compete for the Greyhounds next season, scored nine goals and had eight assists for 26 points this season.

Her eight assists tied the school record for single-season assists, and she moved into the top-10 in two career categories. She is tied for eighth all-time at Loyola with 18 goals, and Ferraina is ninth on the career points list with 48.

Ferraina earned Academic All-District II First Team honors earlier this season, as well as last year, and has been named to the MAAC All-Academic Team the last two seasons.

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