Raiders land four on C-USA All-Academic Teams

Branstetter, Hawkins, Brouwer and Loye pick up conference academic honors

November 5, 2013 ·

Complete C-USA All-Academic Release

IRVING, Texas - Middle Tennessee's Kelsey Branstetter, Tori Hawkins, Kelsey Brouwer and Kate Loye were named the Conference USA Women's Soccer All-Academic First and Second Teams as announced by the league office Tuesday.

Branstetter and Hawkins were C-USA All-Academic First Team selections, while Brouwer and Loye were Second Team picks.

After starting all 18 games for the Blue Raiders, Branstetter earned a spot on the All-Academic First Team. The defender maintains a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as a science major. She helped a defense that recorded eight shutouts. Branstetter averaged 86.5 minutes played per game, anchoring a defense that posted a 1.00 GAA, allowing just 17 goals on the season.

Hawkins was named to the C-USA All-Academic First Team, boasting a 4.0 cumulative GPA, while majoring in aerospace and aviation engineering. Just last week, she earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Hawkins has started all 18 matches for MT, averaging 75.6 minutes per contest. The forward is second on the team with 12 points, netting four goals and dishing out four assists. She posts a team-high two game-winning goals on the year with game-winners against Tennessee Tech and UAB.

Logging 1,655 minutes in goal this season for MT, Brouwer picked second team All-Academic nods. The sophomore keeper holds a 3.919 GPA, while majoring in business. She started all 18 games for the Blue Raiders between in the pipes and took every decision. She recorded 7.1 shutouts on the year, including a 1-0 shutout over Tennessee Sept. 13. Brouwer finished the season ranked sixth in the league with a 1.03 GAA and sixth with a .808 save percentage. She snagged 80 saves on the year for fifth in the conference statistical rankings.

Loye earned a spot on the second team, posting a 3.785 cumulative GPA as an exercise science major. The midfielder started all 18 games for MT and led the team this season with 18 points off of seven goals and four assists. She closed out her sophomore campaign tied for 10th in the league in goals. Loye tallied eight points in C-USA play, netting three goals and dishing out two assists. She totaled five points against Tennessee Tech Sept. 15, playing apart in each goal for Middle Tennessee by scoring two goals and handing out one assist.

The complete C-USA All-Academic Teams can be found here.

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