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Maddie & Jenna Burns Named to Academic All-District Team

Academic All-District Selections Jenna and Maddie Burns

ASHLAND, Va. - Senior midfielders Maddie and Jenna Burns (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) have been voted to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team for NCAA Division III, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The twins advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in early December.

R-MC is in District 5, consisting of NCAA Division III institutions in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Maddie was the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete for women's soccer. She has the top GPA on the team at 4.05. Her major is Business with a concentration in Management and she will earn a minor in Communication Studies. Her academic honors include Presidential Scholarship recipient, the Teo Ruiz and Doug Foard Freshman Achievement Award, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Maddie is a member of the ODAC All-Academic Team and is the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative for the NCAA.

On the field, Maddie appeared in 15 matches with six starts. She tallied a pair of goals, one against Salem and one at Emory & Henry. She helped the R-MC defense record 12 shutouts and allow only two goals during the regular season.

Jenna is also an ODAC All-Academic Team member with a GPA of 3.97. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Jenna is a Presidential Scholarship recipient, a member of Psi Chi Honor Society and an ODK selection.

This past season, Jenna played in 14 matches with 11 starts. She tied for the team lead with four assists. Jenna added three goals for 10 points. Her first goal came in a 4-0 victory over Mary Washington, and she had a game-winning goal in a shutout win over Sweet Briar. Jenna had three assists in a 5-0 win over Salem. She helped the R-MC defense record 12 shutouts and allow only two goals during the regular season.

The twins were two of four honorees from the ODAC and two of five from the state of Virginia.

Under head coach Jay Howell, Randolph-Macon had a record of 11-2-3 overall in 2018, its highest win total since 2009 and the least number of losses since 1996. The Yellow Jackets were 5-1-3 at home, 6-0 away and 0-1 on neutral fields. R-MC went 7-1-2 in ODAC play and tied for first in the conference standings, its most conference wins since 2009 and least number of ODAC losses since 1997. The Yellow Jackets were the No. 2 seed in the ODAC Tournament and reached the semifinals for the first time since 2000. Following conference tournaments, R-MC was first in the nation in shots per game at 30.44 and third in shots on goal per game at 14.13. The Yellow Jackets were tops in the ODAC and 10th in the country in shutout percentage at 0.750.

NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 5 (AL, AR, FL, GA, MO, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA)

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major

M Jenna Burns Randolph-Macon College 3.97 Sr. Psychology

M Maddie Burns Randolph-Macon College 4.05 Sr. Business Management

M Darcy Cunningham Washington University in St. Louis 3.46 Sr. Marketing

M Dayla LaRocque University of the South 4.06 Sr. Politics

M Carson Pokorny Christopher Newport University 4.00 Jr. Biochemistry

F Shivani Beall Emory University 3.94 Jr. Biology

F Heidi Gundy Westminster College 4.00 Sr. Exercise Science

F Ashley Hughes Brevard College 3.92 Sr. Health Sciences Studies

D Devin Haupt Piedmont College 4.00 Jr. Political Science / Criminal Justice

D Katy Mockett Washington University in St. Louis 4.00 So. Systems Engineering

D Sarah Rimmer Millsaps College 3.99 Sr. Biochemistry

D Katie Waring University of Lynchburg 3.93 Sr. Biomedical Science / Mathematics

GK Delia LoSapio University of Lynchburg 3.92 Sr. Biomedical Science