MEDFORD – Senior back Tookie Wilson of the Tufts University women's soccer team was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Team announced today.
To be eligible for Scholar All-America recognition, student-athletes must earn a 3.40 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout their career, play a minimum of 75 percent of games during the season of nomination, be an elite player as supported by playing honors and be a junior or above in academic standing.
A Wenham, Massachusetts native, Wilson is currently pursuiing an environmental engineering degree at Tufts, and is on the Scholar All-America second team. This is Wilson's first time earning United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American recognition, and she is one of four NESCAC players to achieve the recognition this season.
Wilson was a defensive force for the Jumbos this fall, stepping up as the leader in the back and starting all 15 games. Tufts allowed just 63 shots on goal in their 15 games for an average of 4.2 per game. The Jumbos gave up one goal or less in 10 of their 15 games including five shutouts, finishing the year with a 1.18 goals against average. Wilson finished as a United Soccer Coaches All-Region and All-American defender as well as a NESCAC All-Conference first teamer.
A member of the Tufts Society of Women Engineers, Wilson has also achieved Dean's List honors at the university. She has extensive experience as an outdoor educator and holds her Wilderness First Responder certification. Her community service activities while at Tufts include working with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Team IMPACT.
Written by Tim O'Brien, Athletic Communications Intern