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Cargile and McKinney Receive CoSIDA Academic All-American Awards

Whitley Cargile and Jenna McKinney
Whitley Cargile and Jenna McKinney

CoSIDA Soccer Academic All-Americans

CHICAGO – University of Chicago women's soccer players Whitley Cargile and Jenna McKinney were both honored as 2017 Division III Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.

Nominees for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution.

Cargile became a Third Team Academic All-American at the conclusion of her four-year career at UChicago. The senior economics major started all 24 games at defender and tallied three assists over the course of the year. She was a Second Team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection in 2017 while playing on one of the stingiest defenses in the nation. UChicago only allowed seven goals on the season, ranking fifth in NCAA Division III with a 0.29 goals against average. The Maroons set new school records for fewest goals allowed, and shutouts with 18.

McKinney joined her teammate on the Academic All-America Third Team. An economics major, McKinney stood out as UChicago's leading scorer with 15 goals and six assists this year. The junior midfielder has already been named UAA MVP and First Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches (USC). The Maroons averaged 3.33 goals per game, breaking the school records for goals scored (80) and assists (69).