Amy Ludlum Named Academic All-America

Nov. 20, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Forward Amy Ludlum earned acknowledgement for her outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom this year as the senior from Mission Viejo, Calif., was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team as announced by the College Sports Information Director's of America (CoSIDA). The award adds to an already dazzling campaign for Ludlum, who set game, season and career scoring records during her final stint donning the Cardinal and Gray.

Ludlum, who majors in Management Science, has maintained a converted grade-point average of 3.65 while constructing one of the most spectacular careers in the history of MIT soccer. This season, Ludlum led the NEWMAC in scoring and set an Institute record with 52 points. She scored 18 goals while tying another school mark with 16 assists.

For her career, the 2006 NEWMAC Player of the Year and two-time First Team All-Conference pick, totaled an MIT soccer-record 52 goals and finished second on the Engineers' all-time scoring list with 127 points.

Sophomore Katie Pesce was also on the Academic All-America national ballot, but her number was not called despite being a First Team All-District honoree. Junior goalkeeper Stephanie Brenman secured Third Team All-District accolades.

Ludlum's nod marks just the second in team history as Jeri Ikeda was named Second Team Academic All-America as an at-large selection following the 1987 season.