Dec. 17, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Baylor senior Dana Larsen has been selected to the 2012 NSCAA Scholar All-America Team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced recently.
The latest first-team recognition for Larsen comes on the heels of her earning the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award, while also garnering a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America first team. Just last week, she was named the 2012 Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.
The senior forward maintains a 4.0 grade point average, while majoring in biochemistry. She was a three-time Academic All-District first-team selection, a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team member and a regular on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
This past season, Larsen led Baylor to the most successful season in program history. The Bears finished with a 19-1-5 record, while capturing the Big 12 Conference Championship title and advancing to the NCAA Championship's third round.
Larsen was the only Big 12 Conference player on the first-team and the only player recognized with a 4.0 GPA.
She was BU's top offensive player with 11 goals, nine assists and 31 points. A native of Mequon, Wis., she was named to the All-Big 12 second team and the NSCAA's All-America third team.
The NSCAA selects the Scholar All-America team to recognize college student-athletes for their dual accomplishments on the field and in the classroom. To be named Scholar All-America, a college student must attain a 3.30 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.