November 1, 2013

Megan Morrow Named To Capital One All-District III All-Academic Team

Capital One All-District Academic Team

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – ( –
University of North Georgia women's soccer player Megan Morrow has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District 3 women's soccer team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The team is made up of 12 student-athletes across the Southeast Region including the Peach Belt Conference, South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas. 

In addition to carrying a 3.64 cumulative grade point average in Biology, the junior defender from Snellville, Ga. anchors the defense for the tenth-ranked women's soccer team. 

Morrow has tallied two goals and five assists through the first 16 matches with the five assists good for a tie for 7th in the league standings.  The anchors a UNG defense that is registering a 0.98 goals allowed average and the Nighthawks' 16 goals allowed ranks third in the PBC statistical standings. 

Morrow, a PBC All-Conference selection as a freshman in 2011, was named the Peach Belt Defender of the Week on October 28 after she recorded the game-winning goal in a home victory over Flagler.

In 2012 she was named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll as a Gold Scholar and garnered All-Academic Honorable Mention status from the league. 

"Megan epitomizes what we want from our student-athletes," said UNG head coach Chris Adams.  "Not only is she strong academically but she is also a great student of the game of soccer."

The Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

To be nominated, student-athletes were required to have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) in both undergraduate and graduate work, reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and completed at least one academic year at their institution.