Elisa Baeron - Academic All-America

Women's Soccer AUSTIN, Texas (BGSU Athletic Communications)

Baeron Named an Academic All-American!

Senior standout named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team

Bowling Green State University women's soccer standout Elisa Baeron has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The teams were announced on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 6).

Baeron, who was named to the third team, is just the second CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in program history.

Baeron, a native of Selsingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, played in all 22 of BG's matches, making a pair of starts. She was named the Mid-American Conference Tournament MVP as the Falcons won the league tourney title. Baeron – who arrived at BGSU mere months after the Falcons had completed a winless 2013 campaign – converted her penalty kick in the sixth round of the PK phase against Ball State in the MAC Tournament's championship match (Nov. 4), giving BG the title. She had two shot attempts during the match, including one that hit the post in the second overtime period, before converting the walk-off PK moments later.

A fifth-year senior, Baeron is an exercise science major with a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point average at BGSU.

In November, Baeron was one of three Falcons to be named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA,. Baeron and junior Maureen Kennedy earned first-team honors, while junior Chelsee Washington was named to the second team.

Baeron, as mentioned, is just the second player in program history to earn Academic All-America® honors from CoSIDA. Ali Shingler was named to the first team in 2005 after -- like Baeron -- helping her team to MAC regular-season and tournament titles.

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The NCAA Division I teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada, with District 5 comprising all student-athletes from Division I schools in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. To be nominated, a student-athlete must hold at least sophomore status, be a starter or key reserve, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. District-Team members were selected by a vote of CoSIDA members within the district. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advanced to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. 

The Falcons of head coach Matt Fannon won both the MAC regular-season and tournament titles in 2018. BGSU went 14-5-3 overall, tying the school record for wins and setting a new record for fewest losses in a season, and the Falcons were 10-1-0 in MAC regular-season play. BG won the league regular-season title for just the second time in program history, and the total of 10 conference wins set a new school record. The Brown and Orange captured the MAC Tournament title for the third time.

Pos.  Name                        School                     Yr.  GPA.   Major
GK    Sydney Fortson (2)          U.S. Naval Academy         Jr.  3.90   Aerospace Engineering
D     Brooke Denesik              Texas Tech University      Sr.  4.00   Accounting
D     Kelly Dopke                 University of Idaho        Sr.  4.00   Medical Sciences
D     Bianca St. Georges (1)(%)   West Virginia University   Sr.  4.00   Exercise Physiology
D     Kelli Swenson               Milwaukee                  Sr.  4.00   Civil Engineering
M     Holly Fritz                 FGCU                       Sr.  4.00   Biology
M     Tziarra King                North Carolina State U.    Jr.  4.00   Nutrition Science
M     Emily Littell (2)           George Mason University    Sr.  3.99   Bioengineering
F     Kaleigh Haus                University of Iowa         Sr.  4.08   Biomedical Engineering
F     Jessica Wollmann (2)        Radford University         Sr.  4.00   Anthropological Science
F     Jessica Yu                  University of Oregon       Jr.  4.02   Accounting

Pos.  Name                        School                     Yr.  GPA.   Major
GK    Heather Martin              Texas State University     Jr.  4.00   Psychology
D     Carli Arthurs (2)           Stephen F. Austin State U. Jr.  4.00   Mathematics
D     Mecara Bruce                St. John's University      Sr.  4.00   Finance
D     Hannah Drkulec              University of Iowa         Jr.  4.11   Biomedical Engineering
D     Stasia Mallin               University of Memphis      Jr.  4.00   Biomedical Engineering
D     Paige Welch                 University of Oklahoma     Sr.  4.00   Biomedical Engineering
M     Kerry Abello                Pennsylvania State U.      So.  4.00   Biology
M     Kate Del Fava               Illinois State University  Jr.  4.00   Animal Science & Pre-Veterinary Medicine
M     Emily Ogle (2)              Pennsylvania State U.      Sr.  3.99   Kinesiology
F     Iris Achterhof              Old Dominion University    Sr.  3.99   Business Analytics / Finance
F     April Bockin                University of Minnesota    Sr.  3.80   Kinesiology
F     Erin Torrence               Eastern Kentucky U.        Sr.  4.00   Occupational Science

Pos.  Name                        School                     Yr.  GPA.   Major
GK    Olivia Swenson              University of North Dakota Sr.  4.00   Accountancy
D     Kylie Bostick               Coastal Carolina U.        Jr.  4.00   Marine Science
D     Alana Cook                  Stanford University        Sr.  3.53   Symbolic Systems
D     Linda Fiorito               Drake University           Sr.  4.00   Marketing
D     Monique Iannella            Hofstra University         Sr.  4.00   Business Analytics
M     Elisa Baeron                Bowling Green State Univ.  Sr.  4.00   Exercise Science
M     Catherine Levasseur         University of Memphis      Sr.  4.00   Communication & Journalism
M     Emma Welch (3)              University of Alabama      Sr.  4.00   Marketing (UG & G)
F     Kayla McCoy                 Duke University            Sr.  3.76   Cultural Anthropology
F     Kristin Nason               Eastern Michigan Univ.     Gr.  4.00   Communications & Business
F     Katie Wells                 Indiana State Univ.        Sr.  3.96   Athletic Training

Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia University
  1. = 2017 CoSIDA 1st team Academic All-America®
  2. = 2017 CoSIDA 2nd team Academic All-America®
  3. = 2017 CoSIDA 3rd team Academic All-America®
(%) = 2016 CoSIDA 3rd team Academic All-America®

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