Hickerson, Permut Named Academic All-District

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