Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beam on All-America scholar team

Charlotte 49ers women's soccer standout Hailey Beam, a junior midfielder, has been named a first-team NSCAA Scholar All-American.

Beam, named the Atlantic-10 Conference's women's soccer student-athlete of the year, has a 3.87 GPA in finance. On the field, she was named a third-team NSCAA All-American.

Beam, a former star at Charlotte Country Day, played an integral role in helping the 49ers win their third straight A-10 regular season title and second consecutive tournament title.

The team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament this season and finished with a school-record 18 wins. Beam was named most outstanding player in the conference tournament for the second consecutive season.