Oct. 31, 2006
DALLAS, Texas -- Baylor junior goalkeeper Ashley Holder has been named first-team All-Big 12 Conference in a vote by league coaches the conference office announced on Tuesday. The first-team selection is the first of her career and the first for a Baylor player since goalkeeper Dawn Greathouse was named to the first-team following her 2000 season.
Holder has played a key role in Baylor's wins this season as the junior has made many spectacular saves on her way to recording four shutouts this season. So far this year, Holder ranks third in the conference with 98 saves on the year and ranks second in the league with 5.44 saves per game.
The junior was a two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Week selection and was named to SoccerBuzz Elite National Team of the Week following back-to-back shutout victories over Iowa State and Missouri.
Holder was the only goalie on the first-team and was the only Baylor player on the all-conference squad.
Nebraska's Brittany Timko and Oklahoma State's Yolanda Odenyo were named Co-Big 12 Player's of the Year while Nikki Marshall of Colorado was named Newcomer of the Year. Karen Hancock of Oklahoma State was named Big 12 Coach of the Year.
Holder and the Baylor soccer team will return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 1, when the Bears face top-seeded Texas A&M at 11:00 a.m. at the Big 12 Championship.