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Soccer's Kate Heimer adds Scholar All-America honor

Photo by Andres Tejeda
Photo by Andres Tejeda

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United Soccer Coaches news release

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St. Thomas junior midfielder Kate Heimer has received another elite national soccer award.

Last week, the Albertville, Minn., native was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America team for her on-field leadership and performance in leading the Tommies to a fifth-place national finish. On Wednesday, Heimer was announced as a member of the United Soccer Coaches Women's Scholar All-America team for 2019. Just 42 student-athletes from 35 teams nationally were honored as Scholar All-Americans.

Juniors and seniors who excel academically and start 50 percent or more of their team's games were eligible for nomination.

The North Region team announced on Tuesday had 44 honorees from 25 different teams, including Heimer and her junior teammate Paige Cater.

Heimer, who holds a 3.94 grade-point average while majoring in Biology, also made CoSIDA Academic All-District team this fall.

In 66 career games, she has 10 goals and 20 assists, and the Tommies are 20-0-1 in games when she scores a goal or an assist.

St. Thomas is 49-8-9 overall in her three-year era, and will take a 17-game unbeaten streak (12-0-5) into next season.