August 11, 2005
Cochran Named America East Womenís Scholar-Athlete for 2004-05
BURLINGTON, Vt. Ė University of Vermont junior Amy Cochran (Keene, N.H.) was
named the America East Womenís Scholar-Athlete for the 2004-05 season. Maineís
Aaron Izaryk, a member of the Black Bearsí baseball team, earned the America
East Menís Scholar-Athlete honor.
Cochran and Izaryk were chosen from the 22 America East Scholar-Athletes named
in July. Those 22 recipients were chosen from the nearly 3,500 student-athletes
at America East institutions, who averaged a 2.98 grade-point average in the
Cochran is a two-sport athlete at Vermont, competing on the womenís soccer and
nationally ranked alpine ski teams. She is one of two student-athletes in the
country to earn a spot on two national Academic All-America teams in 2004-05.
A physics major with a 3.98 grade point average, Cochran became the first
womenís soccer player at Vermont to earn national Academic All-America honors
in the fall. Most recently, she was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic
All-America Womenís At-Large First Team for her exploits on the slopes. In
July, Cochran became the second student-athlete in the history of the womenís
soccer program at Vermont to earn America East Womenís Soccer Scholar-Athlete
honors, joining former standout and UVM Hall of Famer Rachael Bondy í92.
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 contest 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 victory 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 for her efforts. She is the first
Catamounts since 1997 to earn a spot on the elite team.
As a member of the Vermont ski 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 slalom. Cochran also earned All-East honors with a
strong performance at the EISA Championship Carnival, won by Vermont. 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 the third Vermont student-athlete to be named the America East
Scholar-Athlete in the history of the award (since 1996-97). Former menís
soccer standout Chris Shaver earned the honor in 2000-01 and Vermontís all-time
leading scorer in womenís basketball Karalyn Church garnered the award in
The 2004-05 season marked the eighth consecutive year a Vermont student-athlete
has earned an America East Scholar-Athlete award. Senior David Hehn (Sarnia,
Ontario) was named the America East Menís Basketball Scholar-Athlete for
2004-05 earlier in July.
The Catamounts also captured the America East Academic Cup this year, posting a
record 3.14 grade point average, the highest mark in the 10-year history of the
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