Three Lee Lady Flames Honored As Academic All-Americans

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lee University placed a pair of seniors and a juniors on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Soccer first team. Seniors Amy Cochran and Clair Lanter joined junior Leah Fortune in representing the Lady Flames.

Nine of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Soccer first team selections qualified for the NAIA National Championship and seven of them have advanced to the final rounds in Orange Beach, Ala.

The Lady Flames will face Northwood (Fla.) in the national tournament on Monday at 5 p.m. EST.

Cochran, Lanter and Fortune have led Lee to an 18-1-1 record and the top seed for the NAIA National Championships.

A senior defender from Yorba Linda, Cal., Cochran has led Lee in its quest for a fifth straight NAIA championship, earned All-America honors from the NAIA as a junior. A business administration major with a 3.95 G.P.A., she has scored one goal with nine assists. A member of three national championship teams, she has helped the Flames register 13 shutouts, third best in the NAIA. She was also named as an All-Southern States Athletic Conference for the second straight year.

A political science major with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., Lanter is a senior defender for Lee who has been a member of three NAIA championship teams. A native of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., she has helped No 1 Lee in its pursuit of its fifth consecutive NAIA national title. Lanter has scored a goal and assisted on another for three points this year. She has helped the Flames register 13 shutouts, third best in the NAIA. The winner of the NAIA’s A.O. Duer Award in 2011, she earned second team NAIA All-America honors in 2010.

A junior midfielder from Chicago, Ill., Fortune has helped Lee in its quest for its fifth consecutive NAIA national title. A public relations major with a 3.93 G.P.A., Fortune has scored 15 goals and added nine assists for 39 points. She is ranked 30th in the NAIA in points (39). The Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2012, she was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player at the 2011 NAIA National Championship. A transfer from the University of Texas, she has scored 33 goals with 33 assists in her career at Lee. She was also a first team 2011 NAIA All-American.

The 11 members of the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division women’s soccer first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.91.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visitwww.cosida.com.



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