Gorman Named Middle Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete
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Annville, PA – The Middle Atlantic Conference released today the recipients of the 2011 Fall Scholar-Athletes, with Messiah's Kelsey Gorman being among the award winners.
The Scholar-Athlete award is given to a senior in each men's and women's sport of each sport season. Nominees much have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.20 (4.0 scale). Historically, recipients hold GPA's north of 3.80 and are regarded as academic leaders in their respective sport.
The MAC Awards Committee bases selection of recipients on an even balance (50-50) of both academic and athletic prowess.
Gorman is one of six senior graduating from the Falcons' women's soccer program this season. A NSCAA First Team All-American in 2011, Gorman was also a First Team Mid-Atlantic All-Region and First Team All-Commonwealth performer for the 2011 NCAA Division III National Champions. As a defender for the Falcons, Gorman anchored a back row that allowed only five goals this season.
A native of Manheim, Pa., Gorman was elected All-Tournament for the 2011 NCAA Championships while being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Gorman was also the Commonwealth Conference co-Player of the Year, and collected Commonwealth Championships MVP honors after helping lead the Falcons to a fifth straight conference title.
Along with her senior classmates, Gorman graduates with a career record of 96-1-4, three NCAA Division III National Championships, and four Commonwealth Championships. As an Accounting major at Messiah College, Gorman carries a 3.92 GPA.
A complete listing of the Scholar-Athlete Award winners from the Fall is here:
Sport - Name - School - Major - GPA - Hometown