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Missouri's Allison Hu earns Academic All-American award

Missouri senior defender Allison Hu earned second-team Academic All-American honors.

Missouri's senior defender Allison Hu was named to the Capital One Academic All-American second team on Friday afternoon. Hu is a two-year player at MIssouri and earned this award for having a 4.0 grade point average, and she is on track to graduate this May in a health sciences degree.

She also was recently named the co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors from the SEC. Hu is just the second Missouri soccer player to earn Academic All-American honors, the other was Karen Bauer who was honored in 2004 and 2005.

Hu also had a good season on the field as she played in 21 games, and played in every possible minute in those games. The defense was solid and Hu was critical in helping Missouri earn six shutouts, as well as holding opposing teams to just over one goal per game.

As for the Missouri soccer team this year, they went 14-7-1 and qualified for the NCAA tournament, The Tigers fell in a shootout to Illinois in the first round.