CHICKASHA – Honored for her scholastic achievement as well and athletic success, USAO senior Erin Coggan was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Friday.
She is one of 17 players in the state to be named to the list, which is complete with 492 players nationwide. Players must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to qualify.
Coggan, an education senior, quickly found a balance between her soccer career and her academic pursuits. The student-athlete has a cumulative GPA of 3.58.
She plans to graduate in April with her bachelor’s degree and hopes to return to Texas, where she grew up, and follow a career in elementary education.
In her four years on the soccer team, Coggan played in nearly every game for the Drovers and scored eight goals, including four her senior year.
One of her athletic highlights, Coggan said, was scoring the game-winning goal in the Sooner Athletic Conference Finals at Oklahoma City University to win the SAC and send the Drovers to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in school history.
This is the second year in a row Coggan was named a national scholar-athlete.
Coggan is from Cedar Hill, Texas, and is the daughter of Barry and Karen Coggan.