Bri Visalli Earns Scholar All-American Honors
Visalli has earned some sort of academic honor each season she has been at Pepperdine.
MALIBU, Calif. – The United Soccer Coaches announced its 2017 NCAA Division I Scholar All-American Teams and Pepperdine midfielder Bri Visalli was named to the association’s first team.
Visalli, who owns the third-best GPA on the first team, is the second Wave to ever earn the honor, with Susan Palmer also named a first-team Scholar All-American in 2002.
Visalli has a 3.81 GPA as a senior economics major and earned both WCC Player of the Year and All-American second team honors this season. She led the WCC in nearly every major offensive category this year, leading the league in points (34), points per game (1.62), goals (14), goals per game (0.67), assists (tied, 6), game-winning goals (6) and shots (76). She finished the season 12th in the country in total goals and 13th in total points.
Visalli was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team earlier this year and was on the WCC All-Academic Team as well. For her career, Visalli has been named to the WCC All-Academic Team three times and the Cosida Academic All-District Team twice.
To be considered for Scholar All-American recognition by the United Soccer Coaches, student-athletes needed to be at least a junior in academic standing, maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, have started at least 50 percent of their team’s games and have been a significant contributor to the squad.