ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Tusculum's Nicole McMillen was selected to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Second Team on Wednesday (Dec. 5). She becomes the fourth women's soccer Academic All-America® honoree in program history, all since 2004.
McMillen, a senior defender from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, has a 3.91 grade point average while majoring in business management. She is a member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tusculum Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Dean's List, President's List and the Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.
On the pitch, McMillen started in all 18 matches this season where she accounted for one goal and a team-high eight assists, which are the second-most in the league and 47th in the nation. In her collegiate career, McMillen has started in 68 matches with a goal and 12 assists for her 14 total points.
The Pioneer women's soccer team posted an 8-7-3 overall record and advanced to the SAC quarterfinals as the No. 6 seed. Tusculum posted its eighth-straight winning season and 20th straight year at .500 or better.
Following the conclusion of the 2018 women's soccer season, McMillen was entered in the SAC Cross Country Championship on Nov. 3 and finished fifth overall with a time of 22:26.2 in her first collegiate race, earning All-SAC first team honors in the process. She went to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Nov. 17 and placed fifth overall in a time of 22:29.19, earning a trip to nationals and first-team All-Region status. She finished 59th overall at the NCAA II National Championship, held last Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, covering the 6,000-meter course in 23:57.7 to become the best finisher at nationals in program history. She was the second-place runner among SAC entries in the field of 266 competitors. McMillen was fourth among runners from the Southeast Region.
For a full list of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Team, click here.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.
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