This is the second year Maren Harper has garnered this award.
Nov. 7, 2002
The Utes' success this season has ventured further then the field, as two Utes have been recognized for their academic excellence. Seniors Maren Harper and Courtney Hills-McBeth have been named the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Women's University Soccer Team.
Currently, Harper is sporting a 4.00 GPA, while pursuing a degree in political science. Hills-McBeth is working on her master's degree in education leadership. The goalkeeper finished her undergraduate degree with a 3.84 GPA in political science.
Utah was the only team within the Mountain West Conference to have players earn this recognition.
As a first-team selections, both Harper and Hills-McBeth advance to the national ballot, the results of which will be announced on Nov. 26.
District VII is composed of Division I schools in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.