Inge Heiremans Earns Women's Soccer Academic All-America First-Team Honors

Nov. 24, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University senior midfielder Inge Heiremans (Tremelo, Belgium) has been voted to the Academic All-America First-Team for the University Division, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is the first JU women's soccer player to receive Academic All-America honors. Heiremans earned First-Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors this season after leading the A-Sun in assists per game (0.56), while ranking second in points per game (1.56) and fourth in goals per game (0.50).

Heiremans has been one of the offensive leaders for the Dolphins the past two seasons after transferring from Lindenwood University. She recorded a career-high four assists in a match against Belmont this season, which ties her for the most assists in a single match for JU women's soccer. Heiremans, who has a 3.90 grade point average in international business and marketing, also earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and Dean's List honors in the fall of 2002, while earning President's List honors with a 4.0 GPA in the spring of 2003.

As a junior in 2002, Heiremans earned Second-Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors, finishing third in the conference with 14 goals. She also led the team and finished second in the A-Sun with five game-winning goals, helping the Dolphins reach the finals of the A-Sun Tournament where she earned All-Tournament honors. Heiremans finished her career at JU fifth all-time in points (64), goals (23) and assists (18). She is currently tied for 19th in the nation with 0.56 assists per game.

The Dolphins finished an injury-plagued 2003 season with a record of 6-12, 4-6 in the A-Sun.