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Aquino named to Academic All-District Second Team

November 11, 2003


Melissa Aquino, Austin Peay sophomore forward, has become the first Austin Peay womens soccer player to receive Academic All-District IV honors.

The Academic All-America and All-District squads are selected by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Aquino was one of 11 players named to the all-district second team. A total of 127 student-athletes from Division I schools in Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Alabama were nominated.
November 11, 2003


Melissa Aquino, Austin Peay sophomore forward, has become the first Austin Peay women's soccer player to receive Academic All-District IV honors.

The Academic All-America and All-District squads are selected by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Aquino was one of 11 players named to the all-district second team. A total of 127 student-athletes from Division I schools in Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Alabama were nominated.

The Clarksville native owns a 3.91 grade-point average in her first two APSU semesters while majoring in chemistry with a minor in Spanish. She was named to the Ohio Valley Conference's Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA for the academic year) after her freshman year. She is a two-time member of the Athletics Director's Honor Roll, Dean's List and has been named to the President's List once.

On the field, Aquino was second on the team in goals (5) and points (11) during the recently completed 2003 season. She was the first Lady Govs player to record a multi-goal game — something she accomplished twice: she scored twice against Campbellsville, Oct. 10, and against Brescia, Oct. 14. She has started every game in the Lady Govs two-year history (35 games).
—Cody Bush