WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Corina Gabbert, an all-conference performer for the Whitman College women's soccer team, has added more academic honors to her resume.

     Corina Gabbert

Gabbert, a senior midfielder/forward, is one of 11 players named to the Academic All-District First Team in the College Division for District VIII.

Players were chosen from all NCAA Division II and Division III schools, as well as all NAIA-affiliated schools, in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona, as well as British Columbia.

Gabbert, a history major, is now eligible for Academic All-America honors.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA) administers the Academic All-America program, which is in its 59th year and has honored more than 14,000 students at all levels for all recognized NCAA sports. ESPN The Magazine sponsors the program.

Gabbert, a graduate of Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Ore., was named to the Academic All-District Second Team during her junior season.

Gabbert, voted by coaches to the All-Northwest Conference First Team as a a junior and sophomore, was hobbled by injury early this season.

            Corina Gabbert #4, Taylor Chock #12

Over the past month, however, the senior captain has terrorized opposing defenses with 13 goals and three assists in her last eight games.

Her recent scoring binge included a pair of hat tricks, and she earned NWC Student Athlete of the Week honors in three of the past four weeks.

Gabbert has 13 goals and four assists in 11 conference games, which leads the NWC in head-to-head scoring.

On the season, she has 14 goals and six assists in 14 games, which ranks her second in scoring in the overall statistics. 

A team captain the past two years, Gabbert has collected 40 goals and 12 assists as a four-year starter.

Those are highest Whitman scoring totals since 2008 graduate Kristen Berndt finished her Missionary career with 44 goals and 14 assists.

Whitman has three games left in its season, starting Saturday at Linfield (McMinnville, Ore.) and Sunday at Willamette (Salem, Ore.). Both games start at noon.

Whitman concludes its season on Friday, Nov. 6, with a home game against Lewis & Clark.

Gabbert, who hopes to work in the Teach for America program after graduating from Whitman, is focusing her senior oral exams on racial discourse in modern imperialism in the U.S., Japan and Europe. 

She is in the third year with the Whitman Mentor Program, which allows her to spend time with middle school students. 

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu