Krista Ledin Named First Academic All-American In UMass Boston History

BOSTON, Mass.—Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) put yet another one of her stamps in the UMass Boston Athletics Record Book Friday afternoon, when she was named the first CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history.

The junior forward who stands second in the nation in both goals (1.60) and points (3.45) per game, earned a spot on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-American Division III Women's Soccer Second Team. 

CoSIDA is the national organization of College Sports Information Directors of America who are charged with voting for Academic All-American at every level of collegiate sports. 

Ledin who was named a D3Soccer.com Third-Team All-American as a sophomore, put together an even stronger season in year three, finishing with new school and Little East Conference single-season record with 32 goals and 69 points. In just 19 games, Ledin recorded eight game-winning goals and 11 mutli-goal games while leading the Beacons to their second consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Title.

Earlier this month, Ledin was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player for the second consecutive season, as well as being named a Little East Conference First Team honoree for the third-straight year.

She was one of 33 Division III Women's Soccer Players to be honored by the CoSIDA committee and one of just 10 non-seniors in the group.