Smith tabbed CSTV All-America

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- University of Kansas soccer player Caroline Smith named to the 2003 College Sports Television Women's Soccer All-America Team, officials announced late Sunday evening.

"It is definitely an honor to have my name on such a talented list," Smith said. "The players at North Carolina, UCLA and Penn State are proven top performers and to have my name along side theirs is unbelievable."

Smith, Kansas soccer's first-ever NSCAA All-American, holds the single-season mark for goals scored with 19 in 2003. The Edina, Minn., native is also the Jayhawks' career goals leader with a total of 31 in only two seasons.

The All-American team, featuring five athletes from the four teams that qualified for the 2003 Final Four, was announced Sunday night with the CSTV Primetime live studio show originating from the CSTV Fieldhouse in New York.

"I am very excited for Caroline to receive this honor," head coach Mark Francis said. "The people at College Sports Television recognized her achievements and I believe her hard work this season was worth noticing."

Earlier this season, CSTV featured the Kansas soccer team in a segment during its Primetime show, spotlighting Smith and how Francis has turned the Kansas program into a national contender.

Kansas, which was ranked No. 13 at the end of the season, ended its 2003 campaign with a record of 18-6-1, best-ever at Kansas. The Jayhawks capped their season with a run to the Sweet 16, falling to the UCLA Bruins, a 2003 Final Four qualifier, 1-0 in Los Angeles, Calif.


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