Academic All-District Women’s Soccer, SWE Awards, & Instagram Account (Nov. 2018)

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women’s Soccer teams, including Division I, II, III, and NAIA. All First Team Academic All-District selections advance to the national Capital One Academic All-American ballot.

There are ten Tau Beta Pi members, and two eligible candidates, that have been named to the All-District® Women’s Soccer teams: (See the full list)

NCAA Division I: First Team (District 2)
Cadie HigginsonMD G 2020, systems engineering at U.S. Naval Academy (eligible)
NCAA Division I: First Team (District 3)
Stasia M. MallinTN E 2020, biomedical engineering at University of Memphis
NCAA Division I: First Team (District 6)
1. Hannah DrkulecIA B 2020, biomedical engineering at University of Iowa (eligible)
2. Kelli L. SwensonWI G 2019, civil engineering at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
NCAA Division I: First Team (District 7)
Paige WelchOK A 2019, biomedical engineering at University of Oklahoma
NCAA Division I: First Team (District 8)
Alyssa S. NishikawaCA R 2019, civil engineering at California State University, Fresno
NCAA Division II: First Team (District 6)
Jen A. KendallCO A 2019, mechanical engineering at Colorado School of Mines
NCAA Division III: First team (District 2)
Toni AbateMD A 2019, chemical & biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University
NCAA Division III: First team (District 3)
Marla RobertsNY P 2020, mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (NY P recording secretary)

NCAA Division III: First Team (District 6)
Shelby L. NamenWI D 2019, biomolecular engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering
NCAA Division III: First Team (District 7)
Haley M. MosesOH I 2020, mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University
NAIA: First Team (District 4)
Holly R. RossAZ D 2019, computer engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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The 2018 SWE Convention took place October 18-20 in Minneapolis, MN, with the theme of “Let’s Break Boundaries.” Several awards were given and many of the recipients are Tau Bates, including:

Letia M. Blanco (TX H ’11) – SWE Distinguished New Engineer and Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon.
Mariana R. Karam (IN G ’85) – Global Leadership Award and Global Manager at John Deere.
Anne E. McLaren, Ph.D. (IN A ’01) – Spark Award and Reliability Engineer at Cummins Inc.
Eileen M. Velez-Vega, P.E. (PR A ’03) – Emerging Leader Award and Assistant VP at Kimley-Horn Puerto Rico.

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The 2018 Convention strongly recommended that Tau Beta Pi focus on increasing its presence on Instagram. You can find the Association’s account here.

Collegiate and alumni chapters are also encouraged to create an Instagram account. Most importantly, we need you to post you awesome TBP-related content and tag it (#taubetapi). Each week the Association will highlight an image of the week. The Alabama Delta Chapter (@uah_taubetapi) has this week’s profiled image.

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