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Crofton finishes career as a Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-America


For the first time in the history of the program, the Illinois College women’s soccer team had a player named a CoSIDA Academic All-America as it was announced on Tuesday that goalkeeper Charlotte Crofton ’19 was named to the Third Team Academic All-America.

Crofton was eligible for the Academic All-America honor after being voted Academic All-District last month in District 7, representing all Division III schools in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. From there, the senior earned Third Team honors through a vote of the Academic All-America Core Committee, the Board of Directors and CoSIDA staff. 

A Springfield, Illinois native and a product of Southeast High School, Crofton carries a 4.00 GPA as a music, psychology and religion major with a minor in German studies. The honor is Illinois College’s first CoSIDA Academic All-America in any sport since three members of the Blueboys and Lady Blues earned the honor in the 2014-15 school year. Of the 33 members from the First Team, Second Team and Third Team, Crofton was one of 14 who boasted a 4.00.

As Illinois College's goalkeeper this season, Crofton accumulated exactly 200 saves on the season. That number ranks seventh nationally in Division III women's soccer. In a four-year career with the Lady Blues, Crofton ranked second all-time in program history with 470 saves. 

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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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