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Wessel Named Academic All-District

Senior Alex Wessel is now a candidate for Academic All-America after earning first team Academic All-District V honors Thursday afternoon.
Senior Alex Wessel is now a candidate for Academic All-America after earning first team Academic All-District V honors Thursday afternoon.

AUSTIN, Texas - Senior Alex Wessel has been named first team Academic All-District V for women's soccer in selections announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Wessel, a 3.97 student as a politicial science/global studies double major, is now a candidate for Academic All-America honors.

Shenandoah has had at least one student-athlete named Academic All-America in each of the past 10 years.

Wessel started 16 of 19 games for the Hornets this season at back and scored her lone goal of the year in a 10-0 ODAC win at Sweet Briar on October 21.

The Severn, Maryland native served as one of the team's co-captains this season and played in 70 games over her four-year career.

Off the field, she is the President of the Political Science Society, a student ambassador and has been inducted into the ODK, Alpha Lambda Delta and Alpha Chi honor societies.

Additionally, she has participated in the SU Global Citizenship Project and given back to the community through Habitat for Humanity, Soccer Step Up, WATTS homeless shelter and serving as a reader at local elementary schools. On campus, she volunteered at Stop Hunger Now and as a mentor for First Year Seminar.

Academically, she is a three-time Academic All-ODAC selection and has been a Dean's List and President's List honoree in every semester of her career.

To be eligible for Academic All-District honors, student-athletes must have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve on their squads. Nominees are then voted on in one of eight districts across the country by CoSIDA members.

The Academic All-America team will be announced next month.

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