Information Technology Major April Perry Wins Athletic Honors

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April Perry

Information Technology major April Perry, who is also captain of the FIU women’s soccer team, has earned a spot on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region team as a second team member. The award caps off a stellar season for Perry who was the only FIU player to be named as a first team All-Sun Belt Conference performer.

Perry led the FIU women’s soccer team to its second ever Sunbelt Conference Tournament Championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 18 years. The senior captain anchored a backline that set a school-record for shutouts in a season with 10, as the Panthers also notched their third-consecutive 10-win season. Starting all 23 matches for FIU in 2011, and playing defender, she was nonetheless second on the team with four goals and one of four Panthers to eclipse the 10-point mark, chipping in two assists. Her two game-winning scores and minutes played were also good for second-best on the squad.

April is a Hollywood, Fla. native who joined FIU in 2008 as a highly-recruited freshman, and who has also been a top-performing student, academically.She has made multiple appearances on the Dean’s List.


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April Perry was named to the NSCAA All-South Region Team.

Perry Selected To All-Region Squad

Courtesy: FIUSports.com: Release: 12/21/2011

source: http://www.fiusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11700&ATCLID=205350422

MIAMI (December 21, 2011) – FIU senior defender April Perry earned a spot on the NSCAA All-South Region Team as a second team member. Perry becomes the fourth Panther in the last three years to make the list under Head Coach Thomas Chestnutt, as this is the first such award for the Hollywood, Fla. native.

The award caps off a stellar season for Perry who was the only FIU player to be named as a first team All-Sun Belt Conference performer.

Perry led the FIU women’s soccer team to the program’s second-ever SBC Tournament Championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 18 years. The senior captain anchored a backline that set a school-record for shutouts in a season with 10, as the Panthers also notched their third-consecutive 10-win season.

Starting all 23 matches for FIU in 2011, Perry was second on the team with four goals and one of four Panthers to eclipse the 10-point mark, chipping in two assists. Her two game-winning scores and minutes played were also good for second-best on the squad.

About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 17 different sports, and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference and an affiliate member of Conference USA (men’s soccer). Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU’s campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.

About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 46,000 students in two campus and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in17 sports. In 2010 the Panthers won their first bowl game. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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