Texas State trio receives NCAA academic honors

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Texas State Soccer

Texas State continues to be recognized for its performance both on and off the field this year. Seniors Kassi Hormuth, Chandler Cooney and Rachel Grout were awarded the NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-West Region Team honors.

Hormuth was picked First Team as the co-team leader in goals (8), assists (6) and points (22). In Sun Belt play, Hormuth scored five goals and produced five assists that contributed to the Bobcats’ late season seven-match winning streak. 

The senior’s performance earned her the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year award. As a teaching major (emphasis is math and science), Hormuth concluded her career with 17 goals, 15 assists and 49 points that all rank top 10 in program history.

Cooney was awarded Second Team honors and ended her career as a Bobcat with 53 consecutive starts at center back. She contributed to 16 shutouts during that stretch, six of which came this season. The Texas State defense produced a record tying five-straight shutouts this year. Cooney is majoring in fashion merchandising and is set to graduate this spring.

Also a Second Team selection, Grout shared the team lead in goals, assists and points with Hormuth. She also led the Bobcats with a 27.6 shot percentage and 55.2 shots on goal percentage. During conference play, Grout tallied six goals, produced three assist and received first team all-conference honors. 

An industrial engineering major, Grout finished her Bobcat career with 16 goals (six match-winnings goals), and 43 assists. Grout also became only the second Texas State soccer player to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American after being selected with third team honors.

The three seniors are the first Texas State players to ever be selected to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West Region Team. Texas State was the only school to have multiple players from a program be selected to the All-West Region Team.

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