Katy Cross Earns NSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition

Philadelphia, Pa. - University of Pennsylvania seniorKaty Cross added yet another accolade to her collection this postseason as she was named to the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America Second Team.The Claremont, Calif. native is the only female Ivy League student-athlete to earnNSCAA Scholar All-America honors this season.

Last month, Cross, a four-time selection as first-team All-Ivy League, was named as the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year. Shebecame the first student-athlete at Penn to receive such a distinction as well as the third Ivy League student-athlete and the first female in Ancient Eight history.It ishersecond-consecutive Academic All-American selection

Cross also garnered second-team All-Mid-Atlantic honors from the NSCAA for her performanceon the playing field this season.During her final campaign, she was the second-leading scorer in the Ivy League with 12 goals and seven assists en route to becoming a unanimous first-team All-Ivy pick.She holds eight Penn records including career goals (50), career assists (25) and career points. An Ivy League Player of the Year as a sophomore, Cross is a two-time All-American and never missed a single game in her Penn career.

Last season, Cross, who was named to the Academic All-District II First Team for the third-consecutive season, became the program’s first Academic All-America honoree. In addition to the school records she holds, she has received numerous accolades including Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Ivy League Player of the Year, NSCAA/adidas All-America status and was chosen for both SoccerBuzz.com and NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic first team awards.

The Quakers finished the 2004 season with a 9-6-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 mark in the Ivy League to finish third.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.