RINDGE, N.H. (December 5, 2018) – Senior back Marta Turmo (Barcelona, Spain) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, as announced on Wednesday by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
To be eligible for selection, each student-athlete must own a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average or higher, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and be a starter or significant contributor athletically. The Academic All-District and All-America teams are voted on by sports information directors in the district and nation, respectively.
It is the first career Academic All-America honor for Turmo, who earned Academic All-District honors for the first time earlier this fall. She is the first player in program history to earn Academic All-America accolades since Amanda Panaro ’12 landed on the Third Team in 2010.
Turmo – the NE10 Defensive Player of the Year – served as a captain on the back line of what was one of the NE10’s strongest defensive units. The Ravens allowed only 21 goals in 20 games on the year, which was good for a 1.02 goals-against average, which ranked second in the NE10. Turmo also pushed forward on corner kicks and set pieces for the Ravens, and collected seven points on two goals and three assists. She attempted 15 shots, including six on goal. Turmo currently has a 3.73 GPA as a business management major.
The Ravens (16-2-2) returned to the NCAA Championship for the second straight year, and the 21st time overall, in 2018. Franklin Pierce earned its first victory in the national tournament since 2009, before being eliminated in the second round.
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