UM keeper named Academic All-American

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When Corey Gros left Victoria, British Columbia and stepped foot on the red brick streets of the University of Montevallo, she was told of Adrianne Peters legacy in the women’s soccer goal.

The Huntsville native, who played at UM from 1999-2002, owned most of the records and was the only women’s soccer player to be recognized on the national level for juggling soccer and academics.

Four years later, Gros has followed in Peters’ path, being selected to the Academic All-America Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

“Being considered for any kind of All-American award is special, because you’re being put up against so many people. I know especially in women’s soccer there are so many bright students and good soccer players, so it’s been pretty cool,” said Gros, who holds a 4.0 GPA while majoring in chemistry.

Not only is she the third UM student-athlete to earn the honor, but she also worked her way into the soccer record book after helping to lead UM during its best season in program history with a Gulf South Conference Championship in 2007.

In 2008, she won 11 games, including seven shutouts, while posting a 1.28 goals allowed average.

While graduation is around the corner, Gros does not have career plans set yet. She has thoughts of graduate school and is considering playing in Europe, if given the opportunity.