Carney Receives National Academic Honors|
Jan. 2, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UNLV women's soccer player Katie Carney picked up her third postseason award, as she was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team last month. Carney, who was named all-region by both NSCAA and Soccer Buzz, is the first Rebel to ever earn national academic honors.
Carney, a senior forward from Lake Forest, Calif., was the 2007 Mountain West Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Rebels in scoring for the fourth straight year. She finished the season with 21 points this season, and had 10 in league play, second best in the MWC. She also had two game-winners in MWC games, including against No. 24 BYU on Nov. 2 in a 1-0 double-overtime win that clinched the regular-season title for UNLV.
Carney, who was also named to the All-MWC First Team, finished her career at UNLV third all time in career points (65), third in career goals (23) and set new Rebel records with 19 career assists and nine game-winners.
Carney has been an Academic All-MWC honoree her first three years at UNLV, has earned back-to-back CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, and has made the dean's list every semester as well. She has also been the team's representative on UNLV's Student Athletic Advisory Committee the past three years. She carries a cumulative GPA of 3.67 with a major in broadcasting.