KIM KEMPER NAMED ESPN THE MAGAZINE SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-REGION
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State junior Kim Kemper was named ESPN The Magazine second team District VIII academic all-region, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) today.
Kemper, who boasts a 3.9 gpa in liberal studies, leads the Hornet women's soccer team in goals (6), game-winning goals (2), and points (14). She ranks fifth in school history in goals with 14 during her career, while also ranking fifth in career points with 38.
A two-time academic all-Big Sky Conference selection, Kemper earned first team all-Big Sky honors in 2007 after collecting four goals and seven assists, with her assist total tying Katie McCoy’s single-season program record. She also earned Big Sky all-tournament honors after posting the game-winning goal in the conference title game against Northern Colorado.
"Kim is the hardest working player in our program both on and off the field," head coach Randy Dedini said. "She is a team captain who is quiet, but leads by example inside the classroom and on game day."
Kemper, a native of Orangevale, Calif., finished her first collegiate season in 2006 with four goals and one assist, including two game-winning goals. She scored what was arguably the team’s most significant goal of the season, heading in Katie McCoy’s free kick in a 1-0 shutout at Portland State that clinched Sacramento State a spot in the Big Sky Tournament.
The last Hornet women's soccer player to earn academic all-region honors was Katie McCoy in 2006, who earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America second team honors.