June 9, 2005
Cochran and Cote Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I Womenís
BURLINGTON, Vt. Ė Senior Kami Cote (Copperton, Utah) and junior Amy Cochran
(Keene, N.H.) have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I
Womenís At-Large Team as selected by the members of the College Sports
Information Directors of America. To earn a spot on the team student-athletes
must own a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and have participated in 50 percent
of the teamís contests.
Cote, a member of the womenís hockey team, was named to the second team, while
Cochran, a member of the womenís soccer and womenís alpine ski teams was a
first team selection. Cochranís name will now be forwarded onto the national
ballot for consideration as a national academic All-American. She already
earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Womenís Soccer Team
earlier this year.
Cote, winner of the 2005 J. Edward Donnelly Award as Vermontís top female senior
student-athlete, was the team MVP for the Catamount hockey squad. A top
student-athlete academically, she was named to the American Women's Hockey
Coaches Association (AWHCA) Division I National Scholar-Athlete Team this
season as well.
Cote graduated in May with a bachelorís degree in physical education and a 3.71
GPA. She was named the ďOutstanding Senior in Physical EducationĒ in the
teacher licensure program and was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi
international honors society in education. Cote was also actively involved in
the campus and surrounding community during her four years at Vermont. In
2005, she coordinated a group of UVM student-athletes that were involved in the
Connecting Youth Mentoring Program at the Williston Central School in
Cote wrapped up her stellar career for the Catamounts between the pipes this
past season, setting the UVM career saves record in the process. She finished
her career ranked second all-time in NCAA Division I womenís hockey history
with 3,221 saves and holds the NCAA single-season saves mark with 1,332 stops,
which she accomplished as a junior.
Cote earned many honors on and off the ice including being the first Catamount
named ECAC Hockey League Goaltender of the Year and a First Team selection.
She also garnered New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star honors, was
selected as a National Strength and Conditioning All-American and was a
finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.
Cochran, a physics major with a 3.98 GPA, earned two All-America citations in
her first NCAA Ski Championship appearance in 2005. She finished sixth in the
slalom and eighth in the giant slalom as a member of the UVM alpine team.
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, that were hosted by Vermont at Stowe Mountain Resort
and Trapp Family Lodge.
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 goals 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. Her
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 also earned a spot on the 2004 ESPN
The Magazine Womenís Soccer All-Academic District I First Team and the 2004
ESPN The Magazine Womenís Soccer Academic All-America Third Team. She is the
first womenís soccer player at Vermont to earn Academic All-America honors.
Cote and Cochran are the fifth and sixth UVM student-athletes to earn ESPN The
Magazine Academic All-District I honors in 2004-05. Seniors Lani Boardman
(York, Maine) and Derek Miller (Pelham, N.H.) earned spots on the ESPN The
Magazine Academic All-District I Womenís Basketball and Baseball First Teams,
respectively. Senior Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), a member of the UVM
menís Noridc ski team, was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic
All-District I Menís At-Large First Team and is a finalist for national
academic All-America honors.
Vermont Athletic Communications