Brittany Hartmann Saves Her Way To Academic All-District Honors
Nov. 7, 2011 - The junior is one of three Northwest Conference players named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District VIII Women's Soccer Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America
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FOREST GROVE – Pacific goalkeeper Brittany Hartmann (Jr., Portland, Ore.) not only saved her way to a successful season for Pacific women's soccer, but success in the classroom as the junior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Division III All-District VIII Team, as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hartmann was one of three Northwest Conference players selected to the regional team, which is comprised of players from NCAA Division III schools in 21 states covering much of the western and Midwestern sections of the United States. Hartmann carries a 3.81 grade point average as a chemistry major and will now be considered for Capital One Academic All-America honors.
“Brittany is a relentless worker and competitor on the field, so it comes as no surprise that she works just as hard in the classroom,” said Pacific Head Coach Morgan Crabtree. “Her success on the field and with her academics is a testament to her commitment to excellence. It is a well deserved honor for her.”
Hartmann played a key role in helping the Boxers to their best overall record, their best conference finish since 2003 and the best over winning percentage in school history. She finished the season with a 7-6-4 record in 18 matches in goal, registering seven shutouts to tie the Pacific single season record. Hartmann ranked sixth in the NWC with her 1.09 goals against average, was third in saves (84) and victories and fifth in save percentage (.808).
The Portland native won her first three matches of the season in goal, which included back-to-back shutouts over Northwest Christian on Sept. 2 and against Montclair State on Sept. 9. She bookended that effort with a string of three consecutive shutouts at the end of the season, which includes a win over Pacific Lutheran on Oct. 29 and ties against Whitworth and Linfield. Hartmann registered a season-best 10 saves against NAIA power Concordia (Ore.) on Sept. 11.
In addition to her work on the soccer pitch, Hartmann is the starting goalkeeper for the Boxers' women's lacrosse program. In that sport, she is the Boxers' single-season record holder in goals against average and victories.
Pacific finished the season with a 10-6-4 overall record and fifth place in the NWC at 7-5-4.
With a history dating back to 1946, the Capital One Academic All-America Program honors over 800 top academic and athletic performers annually. All-District and All-America teams are nominated by and voted upon by members of CoSIDA, the professional organization for more than 2,500 sports information directors in North America. To be considered for nomination, student-athletes must be of sophomore academic standing, a starter or important reserve on their team and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
Beginning this academic year, the Capital One Academic All-America program will select individual teams from every NCAA division as well as a College Division team comprised of NAIA schools, Canadian schools and junior colleges. The NCAA Division III All-District VIII Team was chosen from schools in 27 western states in a region most states west of the Mississippi River.
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