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Bornkamp Honored With SAC Women's Soccer Elite 20 Award

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Rock Hill, S.C.- Ashley Bornkamp excels in the classroom as well as on the soccer pitch.

The Catawba sophomore, who played a huge role in helping the Indians achieve one of the program’s best seasons in a decade, received the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Elite 20 award at last week’s conference championship.

“I am extremely proud of Ashley and the work she does both on and off the field,” Head Coach Nick Brown said. “Ashley is a great role model for her younger teammates and is a perfect example of what a student-athlete should be all about.”

Bornkamp has a 3.953 GPA in accounting. She made the Catawba Dean’s list in each of her four semesters and twice been named to the Catawba Presidential Honor Roll and the SAC Honor Roll. The award recognizes the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average (based on a minimum of 48 credit hours) of all the participants at the finals site of each of the league's 20 team championship sports.

“Our team talks a lot about getting it done on the field and in the classroom and clearly Ashley is doing that and deserves this award,” Brown said. “I’m really proud of her.”

A two-way player, Bornkamp’s play in the midfield is invaluable and propelled Catawba to its first NCAA appearance in 10 years. She helped the Indians record eight shutouts, adding to her individual totals, registering a goal and an assist.

The Indians finished fourth in the conference during the regular season and advanced to the league semifinals. Ranked seventh in the Southeast Region, Catawba travels to Carson-Newman for a first-round match with the Lady Eagles in the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship Friday at 2 p.m.

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