Clarksville, Ark.-Senior defender Kara Carlson was named to the 2003 Academic All-America Soccer All-District Second Team, announced by District VI coordinator Chad Grubbs.
Carlson, a 5-3 native of Spring, Texas, and a four-year member of the women’s soccer team, was named to the American Southwest Conference All-East Division Second Team last season after starting in all 18 games. She earned honorable mention All-East Division honors as a sophomore. Carlson ranks third at Ozarks in career games played and served as team captain this season. She is a three-time ASC All-Academic honoree as a psychology/composite science major and will graduate in May. She is a 1999 graduate of Klein Oak High School. She will have her nomination forwarded to the national ballot, from which student-athletes will be selected as Academic All-Americans. The Academic All-District VI Women’s Soccer Team for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for her career.