Vote forward Tishia Jewell for the Senior CLASS Award.
Oct. 31, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - All four seniors of the No. 20 UCF women's soccer team were named to the Conference USA All-Academic Teams on Wednesday morning. Forward Tishia Jewell was chosen as a first team selection for the second-straight year while forward Nicolette Radovcic, defender Bianca Joswiak and midfielder Andrea Rodrigues were recognized on the second team.
Of the 12 Conference USA programs, only Tulsa produced more all-academic selections (5) than UCF.
Jewell, a 2012 Senior CLASS Award finalist, is currently pursuing two master's degrees in non-profit management and public administration. Since she began her graduate program in fall 2011, she has carried a GPA of 3.75. Last season, she was a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honoree and a NSCAA Collegiate Scholar All-American. Jewell also garnered all-conference second team praise on the field this season as she tops the league and sits 18th in the nation for assists (9).
One day removed from being named to the All-C-USA First Team, Radovcic earned her first appointment to the all-academic team. As the marketing chair for UCF's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Radovcic holds a 3.23 GPA in marketing. She is a three-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll member and was honored as the 2011 recipient of C-USA Spirit of Service Award. Radovcic is the Knights' top-goal scorer for the second-consecutive season as her 11 goals rank second in the league and 38th in the nation.
Joswiak also earned her first all-academic team appearance with her 3.66 GPA as a marketing major. As one of the team captains, she leads a defense that not only leads the league in shutouts (12), goals allowed (11) and goals-against average (.56), but also one of the most steadfast defenses in the nation. With 87 starts in her career, she is one shy of claiming the school record outright. She is a C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal recipient and three-time member of the Honor Roll.
Last but not least, Rodrigues earned her first all-academic team honor with a 3.69 GPA while pursuing a degree in advertising and public relations. She has tallied five assists this season and scored her first goal of the year in 7-0 win against East Carolina to start the sixth-fastest scoring sequence (1:37) of three-consecutive goals in NCAA history. Rodrigues is a four-time member of C-USA Honor Roll.
The Knights will suit up tonight at 9 ET against Memphis in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament. The winner will advance to Friday's semifinal against either Rice or SMU at 9 p.m. ET. Coverage of the tournament can be found at UCFAthletics.com and C-USA Championship Central.