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December 17th, 2009
Bobcats place four on academic soccer teams

STAFF REPORT
 
Texas State placed four players on the Southland Conference (SLC) all-academic teams announced this week. The players are Kelsey Bernard, Britney Curry, Jessica Elting and Erica Michaud.
 
Bernard, Curry and Elting were each first team selections, while Michaud earned a second team nod. The foursome helped Texas State to its second-straight Southland Conference regular season title and a 14-6-1 overall record.
 
Bernard, a sophomore from The Colony, holds a 3.28 grade point average in exercise and sports science at Texas State. The midfielder played in 21 games and made 19 starts. After a stellar performance during the 2009 SLC Tournament, Bernard earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Academically, Bernard was named to the 2009 Dean’s List and is a two-time Oak Farms Dairy Award recipient. She was also named to the SLC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2008.
 
Curry, the 2009 SLC Player of the Year, holds a 3.32 GPA in accounting. The junior from Cypress, played in 21 games, missing just one start. This season, Curry was ranked seventh in the NCAA with .842 goals per game and eighth with an average two points per game. The forward also set the single-season record with 18 goals this season, and, with 37 career-goals, broke the all-time Texas State career record, as well. Curry is a two-time Dean’s List honoree and a three-time Oak Farms Dairy Award recipient.
 
Elting, a junior from Flower Mound, holds a 3.4 GPA in interdisciplinary studies. Elting played in all 21 games for the Bobcats this season, and made 20 starts. While playing in the backfield, Texas State held opponents to just three goals in conference play and recorded 11 shutouts. Elting was named to the 2009 All-Southland first team. Academically, she has been named to the Dean’s List and SLC Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice. Elting has been an Oak Farms Dairy Award recipient from 2007-2009.
 
Michaud, the 2008 Freshman of the Year, holds a 3.04 GPA at Texas State. Michaud played in 21 games this season and started 20. The forward was second on the team with eight goals and five assists and was named to the 2009 All-SLC second team. Michaud earned Oak Farms Dairy honors this season, as well.

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