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Four Missouri soccer players earn All-SEC awards

Allison Hu, Alyssa Diggs, Dominique Richardson, and Candace Johnson all earned awards as members of the Missouri Tigers women's soccer team.

Jamie Squire

For the 24th-ranked women's soccer program in the country, team success has translated into individual recognition. The Missouri Tigers have four players on their roster that have received All-SEC recognition.

Allison Hu, senior defender, was awarded the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an award she is sharing with Ole Miss' Rafaella Souza. Alyssa Diggs and Dominique Richardson, both juniors, were named First Team All-SEC, while defender Candace Johnson was named to the All-Freshman team.

Missouri finished the regular season 13-6, with an 8-5 record in conference play. As the Tigers look forward to their first SEC tournament game Wednesday against Kentucky, the four award-winners will look to continue their success on the field.

Hu, a Health Sciences major, has a 4.0 grand point average and has played every minute in the Tigers' 19 games this season.

Diggs is earning her second consecutive All-SEC honor, scoring seven goals and an assist in play limited to due to injury.

A midfielder, Richardson scored three game-winning goals for Missouri, and is receiving First Team honors for the first time.