Tamika Wilson Named Second Team Academic All-District VII

Nov. 7, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming sophomore soccer player Tamika Wilson was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-District VII as selected by CoSIDA.

The Academic All-District team is a part of the Academic All-America program. Student-athletes are selected in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA District VII is made up of the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

To qualify, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of 3.20 cumulative grade-point average, must be at least a sophomore athletically and academically and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competitions.

"This award is a tribute to the hard work Tamika puts in both on and off the soccer field," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "She is the epitome of a great student athlete. She is a spectacular leader with her work ethic in the classroom and on the field. It was a shame she was injured and didn't get to finish the season, but it is great to see her rewarded for her dedication to this program."

Wilson, a sophomore from Orem, Utah, has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.92 in secondary education during her career at Wyoming. This season, she scored three goals, a tie for the team lead. She started ten games and played in 14 before suffering a knee injury that ended her season. Her best game of the season came in Wyoming's 3-1 home win over Mountain West Conference rival Air Force. In that game, Wilson scored two goals, including the eventual game winner.

Last season, Wilson scored five goals and dished out four assists, a tie for the team high, as a true freshman. She scored three game winning goals and dished out an assist on three other game winning goals.