Ashley St. Aubin plays the ball during a 2018 Augsburg women's soccer game. Superimposed on the photo are the Augsburg women's soccer logo and the Google Cloud Academic All-America logo.
Mike Guillou

Ashley St. Aubin named Google Cloud Academic All-American

2018 GOOGLE CLOUD (CoSIDA) ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA D-III WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS

15266MINNEAPOLIS -- The honors continue to pile up for Augsburg University women's soccer forward Ashley St. Aubin (JR, Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville HS). On Tuesday, she was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Women's Soccer Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as a second-team honoree.

A mathematics and mathematical economics major with a 3.83 grade-point average, St. Aubin is the first Augsburg women's soccer player to ever earn Academic All-America honors as awarded by CoSIDA. Across all sports, Augsburg student-athletes have now been honored 41 times with CoSIDA Academic All-America honors since 1981, including 31 honors since 2000. Among the 13 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools, Augsburg has had the fourth-most CoSIDA Academic All-Americans all-time.

The honor is the latest for St. Aubin, who was named a Google Drive Academic All-District honoree in November. She was one of two MIAC players to earn Academic All-America women's soccer honors; St. Thomas defender McKenna Peplinski was named to the first team. A total of 34 players earned spots on the three Academic All-America women's soccer teams -- each team made up of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards (four on the third team).

Last week, St. Aubin was named to the United Soccer Coaches' Division III Women's Soccer All-America team as a third-team honoree, becoming the first Auggie to ever earn All-America honors in back-to-back seasons, after being named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America second team in 2017. In November, she earned United Soccer Coaches All-North Region honors for the third straight year; after earning first-team honors in 2017 and second-team honors in 2016. She also was named as an All-MIAC honoree for the third straight year. A four-time MIAC Athlete of the Week honoree this season (seven times in her career), St. Aubin was named the MIAC's Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 and the MIAC Rookie of the Year in 2016.

The conference's most dynamic scorer, St. Aubin led the MIAC's overall statistics for the third straight year in both goals and points, setting Augsburg single-season records with 21 goals and 53 points in 1,582 minutes played (75.3 minutes per-game). Her 11 assists were second-most among MIAC players and tied for the fifth-most in a single season in school history. She had a goal or assist in 16 of Augsburg's 21 games, with the Auggies 13-3-0 in those contests. Among NCAA Division III players nationally (as of Dec. 1, final statistics), St. Aubin finished 10th in total points, 16th in total goals and 20th in total assists, with her nine game-winning goals tied for fourth. 

In addition to her single-season school records, St. Aubin also set Augsburg's career records for both goals (53) and points (128) this season, while her 22 career assists are now seventh-most. She has scored at least one goal in 40 games in her 62-game career, and the Auggies are 37-2-1 when she scores a goal.

A mathematics and mathematical economics major with a 3.83 grade-point average, St. Aubin also earned Google Cloud Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year.

Under 20th-year head coach Mike Navarre, the Auggies finished 14-7-0 overall and 8-3-0 in MIAC play in 2018, marking the seventh straight year of double-digit victories and the fifth straight year earning eight or more conference wins. Augsburg reached the MIAC playoffs for the fifth straight year and sixth time in the last seven years, making the conference final for the fourth time in seven years.

The Google Cloud Academic All-America program is administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Top student-athletes, who have already earned Google Cloud Academic All-District first-team honors, are eligible for inclusion on the Google Cloud Academic All-America team. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institutions, have a grade-point average above 3.30 (4.0 scale) and have outstanding athletic credentials. The Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot is voted on by a committee of CoSIDA members, along with sports information directors in the various divisions. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Google Cloud Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. 

Google Cloud, a cloud computing services program for businesses, recently signed on as the title sponsor for CoSIDA's Academic All-District/Academic All-America programs. The Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America teams program.

This is the eighth year of the expanded Google Cloud Academic All-America program, with separate teams comprising NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, along with a College Division team of NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. First-team Google Cloud Academic All-District members advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, voted on by a committee of CoSIDA members. 
Augsburg College's All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans:
Ashley St. Aubin, women's soccer, 2018 (second team)
Nate Flynn, men's ice hockey (men's at-large), 2018 (first team)
Victor Gliva, wrestling (men's at-large), 2018 (first team)
Sam Bennyhoff, wrestling (men's at-large), 2018 (second team)
Christopher Lemke, football, 2017 (first team)
Nate Flynn, men's ice hockey (men's at-large), 2017 (second team)
Mary Cornelius, women's track and field/cross country, 2016 (third team)
Erika Allen, women's ice hockey (women's at-large), 2016 (second team)
Zach Swingen, football, 2015 (first team)
Chris DeVet, football, 2014 (first team)
Zach Swingen, football, 2014 (second team)
Lauren Rice, women's track and field/cross country, 2014 (first team)
Elianna Bier, women's swimming and diving (women's at-large), 2014 (second team)
Chad Thompson, football, 2013 (second team)
Chris DeVet, football, 2013 (second team)
Bri Dorale, softball, 2013 (first team)
Chad Thompson, football, 2012 (first team)
Tony Valek, wrestling (men's at-large), 2012 (first team)
Tony Valek, wrestling (men's at-large), 2011 (first team)
Alex Hildebrandt, men's soccer, 2009 (second team)
Alex Hildebrandt, men's soccer, 2008 (third team)
Nick Manders, men's soccer, 2007 (second team)
Andrew Neumann, football, 2006 (second team)
Ryan Valek, wrestling (men's at-large), 2006 (first team)
Riley Conway, men's track and field/cross country, 2005 (second team)
Mark Matzek, wrestling (men's at-large), 2005 (first team)
Ryan Valek, wrestling (men's at-large), 2005 (third team)
Darren Ginther, baseball, 2005 (first team)
Brent Peroutka, football, 2001 (second team)
Josh Cagle, wrestling (men's at-large), 2000 (first team)
Brian Jones, wrestling (men's at-large), 2000 (second team)
Josh Cagle, wrestling (men's at-large), 1999 (second team)
Jim Peterson, wrestling (men's at-large), 1999 (second team)
Scott Hvistendahl, football, 1998 (second team)
Ted Schultz, football, 1997 (first team)
Scott Hvistendahl, football, 1997 (second team)
Dan Lewandowski, wrestling (men's at-large), 1997 (second team)
Andrea Haight, softball, 1991 (second team)
Karen Sterner, track and field (women's at-large), 1987 (second team)
Karen Sterner, track and field (women's at-large), 1986 (first team)
Paul Elliot, football, 1981 (only one team selected)
(NOTE: Story includes information taken from Augsburg's 2018 All-America women's soccer release and previous Academic All-America releases.)
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