Wildcat senior defender Kate Nighswander-Will was named second team Academic All-Pac-10, the first such honor of her career. A nursing major with a 3.45 grade-point average, Nighswander-Will was one of five Wildcats to start every match for the UA during the 2000 season. She had previously earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 laurels twice.
Six other Wildcats received honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 laurels this season: senior defender Ann Giallonardo, junior defender Cassidy Guinn, junior midfielder Twila Kaufman, senior forward Keri Kennedy-Weber, junior defender Erin Nelson and junior goalkeeper Shannon Monti. This is the third straight honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 honor for Giallonardo and the second for Kaufman, Kennedy-Weber and Monti.