Thursday, December 16, 2010

Martin selected to NCCSIA All-State team

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior forward Abby Martin from Mars Hill College was selected to the eighth annual North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State women's soccer team. The Greer, S.C. native helped lead the Lions to a 9-7-2 record.

Martin was voted Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team and All-South Atlantic Conference first team. During the regular season, she led the conference in goals (16), goals per game (0.94), game-winning goals (5), points (37) and points per game (2.18). Set also school records for most career goals (39) and points (92). Martin also won the SAC Scholar Athlete Award for second year in a row and was named to ESPN Academic All-District III first team.

The team consists of student-athletes from NCAA Division II and Division III colleges and universities throughout the state. North Carolina sports information professionals submitted nominees and NCCSIA members selected the teams.

Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The organization seeks to promote collegiate athletics and student-athletes at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCSSIA selects All-State teams for men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, softball and baseball on the College (Division II, III, NAIA) and University (Division I) levels. More than 650 student-athletes have been recognized on NCCSIA All-State teams since 2003.

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