Ronda Brooks Named NSCAA All-American

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Ronda Brooks Named NSCAA All-American 

December 16, 2004

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 Ronda Brooks

AUBURN -- Auburn sophomore defender Ronda Brooks has been named as a third-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Auburn's second such award in school history.
       
"We are really proud of Ronda," head coach Karen Hoppa said. "She has had a terrific season and it is nice that the NSCAA has recognized her as an All-American. We are just excited that we have her for two more years."
       
Brooks was recently named to the NSCAA All-Southeast region first team and was also named as a first team All-SEC member. Auburn 2004 senior goalkeeper Megan Rivera was the Tigers' first NSCAA All-American in 2002.
       
This season, Brooks moved back to her natural position as a center back after playing her freshman season as a midfielder, due to team injuries. Brooks helped lead the Tigers to eight shutouts on the year and just 15 goals allowed on the season.
       
"I was really excited and very surprised when I found out," Brooks said. "This is such a great honor. I think I was surprised because I am so young and there are so many great players out there, but I am very honored by it."
       
Brooks has started all 42 games during her two seasons at Auburn, contributing eight goals and five assists. The Tigers concluded their season with a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a final season record of 15-4-2.