AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Ellie Hickerson (Davenport, IA) and Irene Permut (Wilmington, DE) were named to the 1997-98 GTE/CoSIDA Fall/Winter Women's At-Large College Division Academic All-District I Team. The pair were selected from 71 nominees in the sports of cross country, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, rifle, skiing, soccer and swimming from non-Division I schools in New England and eastern Canada. As a member of the First Team, Hickerson qualifies for national recognition, to be announced April 23.
Hickerson, a senior back on the women's soccer team, led Amherst to four straight NCAA appearances, including a 1998 National Quarterfinal finish and a trip to the 1997 Final Four. The tri-captain's tenacious defense held opponents to a total of 42 goals in her career, and she was named to the First Team All-America after three years as an All-New England defender. Tallying a goal and eight assists as a senior, the American Studies major led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in assists and finished her career with a goal and 10 assists. Currently writing a senior honors thesis in American Studies on the images of women during World War II, Hickerson boasts a 3.65 cumulative average and has been recognized as a 1997 NSCAA Second Team Scholar All-American. She will graduate with a 51-9-6 career record as part of the winningest class of women's soccer class at Amherst College.
Permut, a junior midfielder for the field hockey team, earned Second Team honors with a 3.69 average as a Psychology major. The tri-captain is a two-time All-American and was named to both the 1997 NFHCA and NESCAC All-Academic Squads. As a three-year starter, Permut helped lead the 1997 team to a 10-5 record and their third straight post-season appearance, and she is currently a starting midfielder for the defending ECAC Championship women's lacrosse team. Off the field, Permut serves as a diversity educator at Amherst College and volunteers at Head Start after being accepted to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the humanities and medicine program as a sophomore.
1997-98 GTE/CoSIDA Fall/Winter Women's At-Large Academic All-District I First Team - College Division Jessica Allen Plattsburgh State Soccer Jr. Buffalo, NY 3.906/Visual Art Kim Bouchard Clarkson Soccer Sr. Windham, ME 3.91/Civil Engineering Jen Cordes Univ. at Albany Field Hockey So. Windsor, NY 3.96/Sociology Stacy Havener Western Connecticut Soccer Sr. Brookfield, CT 3.92/English Ellie Hickerson Amherst Soccer Sr. Davenport, IA 3.65/American Studies Laurie Kurtelawicz Univ. of Rochester Cross Country Jr. Rochester, NY 3.80/Biochemisty Shannon LeBlanc UMass-Lowell Field Hockey Sr. Amesbury, MA 3.716/Psychology Pauliina Miettinen Franklin Pierce Soccer Jr. Helsinki, Finland 3.53/Secondary Education/Psychology Liz Peck Univ. at Albany Field Hockey Gr. Pawling, NY 3.68/Biology/Molecular Biology Kim Raucsch William Smith Soccer Sr. Bolton, MA 3.95/Biology Lotta Thunberg New Hampshire Clg Soccer Jr. Mora, Sweden 3.95/International Business Second Team - College Division Kim-Laura Boyle Colby-Sawyer Soccer Sr. Plainfield, VT 3.72/Biology Jen Bunce Bentley Field Hockey So. East Dennis, MA 3.57/Business Deirdre Dunn MIT Swimming Jr. Weston, MA 4.0/5.0/Biology & Chemistry Ami Ford William Smith Field Hockey So. Whitney Point, NY 3.7/Economics Catherine Herrold Mount Holyoke Swimming So. York, PA 3.88/Economics Lindsay Litchfield Skidmore Soccer Sr. Pittsford, NY 3.49/Graphic Design/Studio Art Cindy Manning Tufts Cross Country So. Valparaiso, IN 3.96/Bio-Psychology Irene Permut Amherst Field Hockey Jr. Wilmington, DE 3.69/Psychology Carrie Rose Plattsburgh State Soccer Sr. Waddington, NY 3.929 Hearing & Speech Science Shannon Youmell Alfred Swimming Sr. Weedsport, NY 3.81/Biology/Environmental Studies