Four Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) student-athletes were named Scholar All-Americans by United Soccer Coaches as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
Four SCIAC women's soccer players were named United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American recipients, including Isa Berardo, Brianna Lau, and Bria VarnBuhler (Pomona-Pitzer), and Zandra Stewart of California Lutheran. Berardo and VarnBuhler were named first team scholar All-Americans, while Lau and Stewart were named to the second team.
Earlier this week, Berardo, Lau, VarnBuhler, and Stewart earned first team scholar All-West Region accolades by United Soccer Coaches, while Chapman's Faith Holloway was a second team scholar all-region selection.
To be eligible for United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American recognition, student-athletes must meet the following criteria:
- 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career
- Started more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to their team
- Nominated by head coach of current College Services member institution
- Junior or above in academic standing; and, if a transfer student, in second year at school
Student-athletes on this year's Scholar All-America Teams will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom at the All-America Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at the Baltimore Convention Center in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.