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FERRIS, FYFFE NAMED TO ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM

BRISTOL, Conn. --- Tusculum College’s Nicole Ferris and Vanessa Fyffe have been named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV College Division Women’s Soccer Team announced officials Thursday. Ferris was named to the All-District First Team, while Fyffe garnered Third Team recognition.

Nicole FerrisFerris now advances to the Academic All-America® ballot, which will be announced later next month.

Ferris, a 5-10 senior defender from Lebanon, Ohio, returns to the Academic All-District squad for a third straight year earning Second Team honors in 2006 and First Team accolades the last two seasons. She has a 3.87 cumulative grade point average, majoring in Sports Management.

Ferris has started in all 80 matches she has played in at Tusculum, which are fifth in school history. In 2008, she has posted a goal and five assists for her seven total points.

She was the 2007 SAC Scholar Athlete for Women’s Soccer, while also earning spots on the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region First Team and the All-South Atlantic Conference First Team. During her career, she has led Tusculum to 61 victories and three trips to the NCAA Tournament.

<a href='profile.asp?playerID=1589'>Vanessa Fyffe</a>Fyffe, a 5-9 junior goalkeeper from Bellbrook, Ohio, was named to Academic All-District Third Team, posting a cumulative GPA of 3.55 majoring in Sports Management. Fyffe has played 17 matches in goal, including 16 starts. She has accounted for a 1.26 goals against average, while recording 61 saves and a shutout.

The Bellbrook High School product has played in 21 matches during her Tusculum career.

Tusculum has posted a 10-7-1 record, including 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference and is in a four-way tie for third place. The Pioneers will wrap up its regular season this Saturday when they host Lenoir-Rhyne College for a 2 p.m. match at the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field.

Members of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, which include all colleges and universities from Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio and Michigan, which comprise District IV.

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