Aplin, Kambeitz garner Academic All-America® accolades
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Aplin, Kambeitz garner Academic All-America® accolades
Marian Aplin (left) and Ashley Kambeitz were voted First Team Google Cloud Academic All-Americans®, as announced by CoSIDA.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Ashley Kambeitz and Mariah Aplin were voted First Team Google Cloud Academic All-Americans®, as announced this week and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior, hold a 3.30 GPA and above and be a starter or major contributor off the bench to be eligible for nomination to the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams. Those selected for the Academic All-District teams go into a pool for the Academic All-America teams.

Aplin led the Mid-South Conference and ranked eighth nationally with 16 assists this season to go with five goals. The Adelaide, Australia, posted an assist in 11 of the team’s 20 matches this year, including four against Bryan College and three versus the University of Pikeville. She holds a 3.95 grade-point-average in Psychology.

Kambeitz ranked No. 21 in the nation with a 0.76 goals-against-average, recording 11 shutouts and 73 saves in 20 matches. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native allowed just one goal through the team’s first 10 outings this season. She carries a 4.00 GPA in Accounting/Marketing.

Kambeitz and Aplin join Kaitlen Kisiloski (2016, 2017), Dayle Weslosky (2016) and Kaitlin Phillips (2014) in the list of Academic All-Americans® in program history.

2018 Google Cloud Women’s Soccer Academic All-America® Teams
FIRST TEAM

GK – Ashley Kambeitz, Cumberland University
D – Audrey Gant, Johnson & Wales University [FL]
D – Heidi Giles, University of Mobile
D – Abby Meyer, Columbia College [MO]
D – Aubriana Schneider, Martin Methodist
MF – Mariah Aplin, Cumberland University
MF – Ellinor Bertilsson, Georgia Gwinnett
MF – Merle Bublitz, Morningside College
MF – Maria Deeter, Concordia University [NE]
MF – Lakin Walls, Campbellsville University
F – Bethany Balcer, Spring Arbor
F – Kelsey Mirts, Columbia College [MO]
F – Taylor Mulder, Siena Heights University

SECOND TEAM
GK – Caitlyn Aaron, Embry-Riddle [AZ]
D – Stina Andersson, Georgia Gwinnett
D – Aubrey Feipel, Grace College
D – Kendelle Knapp, Webber International
D – Danielle Toren, Taylor University
MF – Holly Ross, Embry-Riddle [AZ]
F – Savannah Jackson, Johnson & Wales University [FL]
F – Riley Martinson, Embry-Riddle [AZ]
F – Kathryn Reitz, Saint Ambrose University