Parkhurst Receives C-USA All-Academic Honors
Parkhurst becomes the fifth player in program history to receive the honor twice
IRVING, Texas – In the wake of two members of the Marshall women’s soccer team earning All-Conference honors, senior Jordan Parkhurst has earned a spot on the Conference USA All-Academic Team, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Conference USA's commitment to excellence continues to show as 25 student-athletes have been named to the 2016 C-USA InTouch Credit Union Women's Soccer All-Academic Teams. Nine different schools are represented on the all-academic first team.
With the honor, Parkhurst is the first back-to-back recipient of the honor since Kelly Culicerto (2012-15) did so in 2014 and 2015. She also is the fifth player to be on the All-Academic team multiple times, joining Culicerto, Sarah Vinson (2009-12), Erin Johnson (2005-08) and Kristin Berquist (2007-09).
The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was a member of the Conference USA All-Academic team in 2015, a two-time recipient of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, an award for student-athletes with a GPA of at least a 3.75 or higher, and a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Jordan is majoring in business management with an emphasis on health care and plans to graduate in May.
“I think it’s a testament to what hard work and focus can do,” Parkhurst said. “I knew from the beginning of my career that I wanted to achieve things not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. I’m glad I was able to do that in a way that not only makes me proud of what I’ve accomplished, but also my parents and coaches as well. I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and I think it’s awesome to be able to exemplify what it means to be a student-athlete.”
After recovering from several knee injuries sustained in her freshman and sophomore years of college, Jordan Parkhurst became a steady presence and major contributor in the Thundering Herd lineup. Since recovering from her injuries she played in 40 matches, starting in 24 of them, collected 40 shots and has four goals.
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