Holden And Grisham Named To C-USA All-Academic Team

Nov. 5, 2015

DENTON - Two days after they were both recognized for their on-field performances, junior Rachel Holden and senior Molly Grisham were rewarded for their work in the classroom. The junior forward and senior defender both received Conference USA Second-Team All-Academic honors.

Holden is a kinesiology major with a 3.5 grade-point average. She was a first-team C-USA All-Academic honoree last year as well as a C-USA Academic Medal Winner in 2013-14. She was named to the North Texas Academic Dean's List the last two years.

The forward was named C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Mean Green with 11 goals. She led the conference with six goals in league play, scoring a goal in four-straight games, with two of them game-winners. Holden was tied for the lead in the conference and ranked nationally with five game-winning goals.

Grisham is an organizational behavior and human resource management major with a 3.705 GPA. She was named to the North Texas Academic Dean's List as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll as a sophomore and junior.

Grisham is a senior co-captain and was named third-team all-conference for her play in the defense this year. She scored the game-winning goal in the team's opening win of the conference tournament against WKU. It was her third goal this season. Grisham has started all 21 games for North Texas and anchored a backline that held opponents to just nine goals all season, a conference low. She is part of a defense that has recorded 14 shutouts, tying a school record. Holden,

Grisham and the top-seeded Mean Green play their semi-final game in the Conference USA Tournament on Friday at 3:30 p.m. against No. 5 Middle Tennessee in Miami, Fla.


Martha Thomas - Charlotte, So., F, Weston, Florida, 3.82 GPA in pre-kinesiology
Sophia Trujillo - FIU, Jr., GK, Miami, Florida, 4.0 GPA in sports and fitness studies
Claire Emslie - Florida Atlantic, Sr., MF, Penicuik, Scotland, 3.87 GPA in exercise science & health promotion
Kathryn Sloan - Louisiana Tech, Jr., F, Kansas City, Missouri, 4.0 GPA in communication arts & design
Kelly Culicerto - Marshall, Sr., MF, Charlotte, North Carolina, 3.77 GPA in business management Kelsey Brouwer - Middle Tennessee, Sr., GK, Franklin, Tennessee, 3.914 GPA in business management
Kathryn Hill - Old Dominion, Jr., D, North Ayrshire, Scotland, 3.86 GPA in biology
Brittany Taylor - Southern Miss, Jr., GK, Calgary, Alberta, 3.84 GPA in finance
Bri Barreiro - UTEP, Jr., MF, El Paso, Texas, 4.0 GPA in business
Angela Cutaia - UTEP, Sr., F, Burlington, Ontario, 3.83 GPA in kinesiology
Caitlin Hesse - WKU, Jr., MF, Atlanta, Georgia, 4.0 GPA in biology

Annika McHenry - Charlotte, Sr., GK, Cary, North Carolina, 3.56 GPA in criminal justice
Mary Ellen Crist - FIU, Jr., MF/F, St. John's, Florida, 3.88 GPA in civil engineering
Jenna Dubs - Marshall, Sr., D, Green Lane, Pennsylvania, 3.57 GPA in biological sciences
Jordan Parkhurst - Marshall, Jr., MF/F, Scottsdale, Arizona, 3.96 GPA in healthcare management Tori Hawkins - Middle Tennessee, Sr., MF, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 3.741 GPA in aerospace UAS operations
Emily Jorgenson - Middle Tennessee, Sr., D, Overland Park, Kansas, 3.762 GPA in business administration
Rachel Holden - North Texas, Jr., F, Lancaster, Texas, 3.558 GPA in kinesiology
Molly Grisham - North Texas, Sr., D, Longview, Texas, 3.705 GPA in organizational behavior and human resource management
Holly Hargreaves - Rice, Sr., F, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 3.39 GPA in sport management
Lauren Hughes - Rice, Sr., F, Ottawa, Ontario, 3.31 GPA in sport management/sociology
Chandler Clark - WKU, Sr., D, Edgewood, Kentucky, 3.51 GPA in mechanical engineering
Iris Dunn - WKU, Jr., F, Tavernier, Florida, 3.81 interdisciplinary studies



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