FAYETTEVILLE – The post season awards continued to be heaped upon the University of Arkansas women’s soccer team as seniors Christina Burger and Carrie Dillsaver were named to the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America’s (NSCAA) Women’s Scholar all-South Region Teams on Thursday. Burger was named to the third-team while Dillsaver garnered honorable mention honors.
“This is great recognition for Tina and Carrie and again very well deserved,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “It is clearly another sign that our program is heading in the right direction. The NSCAA recognizes the true student-athlete as it bases its awards off both academic and athletic achievement. Tina and Carrie had outstanding collegiate careers and will be remembered as some of the best to have played at Arkansas. This year has seen the program win a significant amount of athletic and academic awards. We are very proud of all of our student-athletes.”
Overall, Arkansas has accumulated 12 mid and post-season honors from conference athlete of the week awards to academic accolades. Burger and Dillsaver have been the beneficiaries of most of the honors, claiming eight of the 12. The Southeastern Conference has yet to tabulate its fall academic honor roll which should include numerous members of Arkansas’ soccer roster making 2006 one of the most decorated in school history.
For their careers, Burger completed her four years with 29 goals and 69 points to place herself fourth on Arkansas’ all-time career charts in both categories. She was a two-time second-team all-SEC player and was the Lady Razorbacks’ team captain for two seasons. Dillsaver ended her career in November as arguably Arkansas’ greatest goalkeeper in its 21-year history. She broke 28 class, season and career records during her four-year stint including the all-time marks for games played, games started wins, minutes and shots faced.
The NSCAA academic awards are the third and fourth in Arkansas history and the first since Julie Williford in 2003 who also earned third-team all-South Region honors.
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