FAYETTEVILLE – Two members of Arkansas’ soccer team have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team.
Senior Beth McVean and junior Kailey Anders are both on the District VI second team.
Anders, a native of Allen, Texas, has a 3.82 grade point average in communicative disorders.
McVean, who is from Memphis, has a 3.93 GPA in kinesiology.
"What a great honor for both of them," head coach Erin Aubry says. "They are both great representatives of our program on and off the field."
McVean started the season at midfielder before moving to defender. She started all 19 games this season. McVean was third on the team in minutes played with 1,614. She took six shots with two on goal for a .333 shots on goal percentage.
A two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, she played more than 1,000 minutes each of the last two years. An Academic Champion at UA with a 4.0 semester GPA to her credit, she scored three goals in her career with two assists.
Anders, who has started all 38 games over the last two seasons, also played defender. She was second on the team in minutes played with 1,739 and has played more than 3,400 minutes over the last two seasons.
Anders took 13 shots with four on goal for a .308 shots on goal percentage.
A member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2008, she has been an Academic Champion at UA with a 4.0 semester GPA. Anders has also earned SEC and Soccer America Player of the Week honors in her career.
In 2010, Anders and McVean helped the Razorbacks record six shutouts, including a double-overtime 0-0 tie at No. 17 Georgia. Their play helped goalkeeper Britni Williams set school career records with 30 victories and 27 shutouts.
In 2009, they helped Arkansas set school records with 10 shutouts, four SEC shutouts and a 0.80 goals against average.