Another week, another honor for University of Scranton women's soccer standout Jasmine Sconciafurno (Woodland Park, N.J./Passaic Valley). And once again, she has been feted for her work both on the soccer field and in the classroom.
Sconciafurno was named Scholar All-Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Monday, earning second-team honors in the East Region. Student-athletes named Scholar All-Region must maintain a 3.30 grade-point average or higher throughout their careers, start at least 50 percent of their team's games, and be a significant contributor to the program.
Anyone following the women's soccer program at The University of Scranton is likely familiar with Sconciafurno's accolades. Last week, she was named the Landmark Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete for women's soccer, an honor that came a few weeks after being named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A marketing major with a 3.76 grade-point average, Sconciafurno was the Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year this past season as well as a second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection by the NSCAA. She was a first-team all-conference honoree for the second straight year, and was a second-team choice as a sophomore in 2013.
She's a three-time member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015) and has been on the University's Dean's List in each semester of her academic career. A team captain each of the past two seasons, Sconciafurno is also a member of the Omega Beta Sigma Women's Business Society and the University of Scranton Business Club. She is also a math tutor and tutor mentor in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.
To see the entire NSCAA Scholar All-Region Teams, visit http://www.nscaa.com/2015-16-awards-central#Scholar%20All-America.