Oct. 31, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia soccer senior defender Nikki Hill has been named a first team Capital One Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organized announced Thursday afternoon.
By landing on the first team for District 4, Hill will automatically advance to the Academic All-America ballot, with those honorees to be selected in November. It is the first such honor of her career.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., native plans to attend physician assistant school after graduation from Georgia in December with a biology degree. She is an SEC Academic Honor Roll, UGA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and Dean’s List fixture, while serving as a team representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
On the field, Hill has anchored a stingy Georgia defense that has posted 11 shutouts on the 2013 season – just one shy of the program record. The back line also strung together the second-longest shutout streak in school history earlier this season, going 652 minutes without conceding a goal during the non-conference slate. Hill has started all 18 games this season for Georgia (12-5-1, 5-4-1), and is one of only two field players to play all 1,651 minutes of action thus far. She has also contributed on the offensive end, netting two goals and adding two assists for six points.
Hill and the Bulldogs host sixth-ranked Florida on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the UGA Soccer Stadium in the regular season finale. The SEC Championships are set for Nov. 4-10 in Orange Beach, Ala.