Flower, Dreher Earn First Team Capital One Academic All-District 5 Accolades
Oct. 31, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Capital One Academic All-District 5 teams were announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday, and Indiana had a pair of players named to the first team - Shannon Flower and Rebecca Dreher. Prior to this season, Indiana had just two people receive first team honors since the inception of the award in 2002.
Rebecca Candler was named to the second team all-district as well.
Players that receive first team honors are then eligible to be named Academic All-American honor, which is announced in November.
Flower and Dreher join Carly Everett (2002) and Carrie DeFreece (2006) as the only first team all-district honorees in program history. Including the three recipients this season, Indiana has now had 12 players named to either the first, second or third team all-district (see full list below).
In order to be nominated for the award, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale). They also must have played in 50 percent of the team's game at the position for which they are nominated.
Flower, a senior majoring in Environmental Management, has tied the IU single-season with eight shutouts this season and has a 0.97 goals against average on the year. She is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and is one of five goalkeepers in IU history to record 20 or more wins in goal.
Dreher, a redshirt junior majoring in Biology, is a middle defender for the Hoosiers, helping lead the defensive efforts that have led to eight shutouts and forced Shannon Flower to make just 67 saves in goal this season. Last year, she was named academic All-Big Ten in her first season that she was eligible.
Candler, who earned second team all-district honors, has 19 career assists and holds the IU career record for assists in Big Ten play (11). Last year as a junior, her 10 assists set a new Indiana single-season record and she is a two-time academic All-Big Ten honoree.
The Hoosiers have clinched a spot in the Big Ten Tournament with only Friday's game at Nebraska remaining in the regular season. Indiana (13-4-1, 6-4 Big Ten) can finish no worse than fourth in the final regular season Big Ten standings and could climb as high as second depending on other outcomes across the conference this weekend. The Big Ten Tournament will be hosted by the University of Illinois starting on Nov. 6.
Indiana Players on Capital One Academic All-District 5 First Team
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