June 16, 2005
Cochran Earns National Academic All-America Honors for the Second Time In
BURLINGTON, Vt. Ė Junior Amy Cochran (Keene, N.H.), a member of the UVM womenís
alpine skiing and womenís soccer teams, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-America Womenís At-Large First Team as selected by the members of
the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is
Cochranís second selection to a national Academic All-America Team as she was
named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Womenís Soccer Team earlier
this year. To earn a spot on the team student-athletes must own a cumulative
GPA of 3.20 or higher and have participated in 50 percent of the teamís
Cochran, a physics major with a 3.98 GPA, was one of three skiers selected to
the team. She earned two All-America citations in her first NCAA Ski
Championship appearance in 2005, finishing sixth in the slalom and eighth in
the giant. Cochran also earned All-East honors with a strong performance at
the EISA Championship Carnival. The Catamounts finished as national runners-up
at the 2005 NCAA Championships, which were hosted by Vermont at Stowe Mountain
Resort and Trapp Family Lodge.
Cochran is just the third skier in UVM history to earn national Academic
All-America honors, joining Nordic skier Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) who
earned the honor earlier this week on the menís at-large team, and former
alpine standout Dean Keller í89.
During the soccer season, Cochran tied the UVM school record for most goals in a
game with four in a 5-1 victory over Marist, after entering the game with just
three tallies on the season. She scored two goals, including the game-winner,
and handed out an assist in Vermontís 4-0 shutout over Boston University, the
Catamounts first win over the Terriers since 1996. Cochran netted the
game-winning goal and handed out an assist in a 2-1 victory over UMBC. The
three points in the contest allowed her to set new single season records at
Vermont for most points (31) and goals (13). She finished the 2004 season
leading America East in scoring (31 points) and goals (13).
Cochran was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and
NSCAA/adidas All-Northeast Region Team. She is the first womenís soccer player
at Vermont to earn Academic All-America honors.
Cochran is one of five UVM student-athletes in 2004-05 to earn spots on the
prestigious ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team in six sports. She
and Bailey have combined to earn three Academic All-America citations this
season. Over the past five years, 20 Vermont student-athletes have earned a
spot on the academic all-district teams and six have gone on to earn national
Academic All-America honors, including Cochran and Bailey.
Vermont Athletic Communications