The achievement awards are an integral part of the UA's intercollegiate athletics program and were first established in 1977 as the Golden Eagle Awards, founded by the late William M. Clements. The award was renamed in honor of the UA's first women director of athletics, Dr. Mary Pavlich Roby, in 1992.
The award is presented to student-athletes who maintain a 3.0 or greater grade point average for consecutive spring and fall semesters, or to first-year students who achieve the mark in their initial semester.Soccer players (and their majors) who earned the honor this year include:
Niki Aguiar, senior, defender, psychology, Tucson, Ariz.
Inger Airheart, senior, goalkeeper, business management, Roseville, Calif.
Adrienne Bell, freshman, midfielder, undeclared, Perrysburg, Ohio
Sierra Cristiano, freshman, midfielder/forward, undeclared, Irvine, Calif.
Ann Giallonardo, senior, defender, speech & hearing sciences, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Shannon Harrelson, freshman, midfielder/forward, undeclared, Tustin, Calif.
Twila Kaufman, junior, midfielder, education, Los Angeles, Calif.
Keri Kennedy-Weber, senior, forward/midfielder, elementary education, Coto de Caza, Calif.
Tara Monteleone, freshman, defender, general biology, Phoenix, Ariz.
Shannon Monti, junior, goalkeeper, studio art, Phoenix, Ariz.
Erin Nelson, junior, defender/midfielder, marketing, Tucson, Ariz.
Kate Nighswander-Will, senior, defender/midfielder, nursing, Tucson, Ariz.