TOWSON, Md. – Senior defender Molly Cowley and redshirt sophomore forward Courtney Harlan of Spring Hill College were selected as members of the Capital One Academic All-America® 1st Team in Women's Soccer (College Division) as announced by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon.
A native of Jefferson City, Mo., Cowley majors in Elementary Education and was twice been named to the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team. She also earned recognition as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete as a junior in 2012. Cowley played in 52 matches for the Badgers in four seasons at Spring Hill and scored seven goals with 10 assists for 24 points in her career.
Hailing from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Harlan is a Management Accounting major who has scored 24 goals with 19 assists in 36 games with Badgers for 67 total points. The SSAC named her a 2nd team member of the 2013 All-Conference team.
These awards mark the first time in SHC athletics history that two players on the same team in the same season have earned Academic All-America status and only the second and third time that a Spring Hill athlete in any sport has earned 1st team recognition.
The Capital One Academic All-America Award® recognizes athletes holding a career GPA of 3.3 or higher while at the same time making significant on-field contributions to their team.