Psychology alumni nominated for Senior CLASS award

The following is an excerpt from a story by Erika Esola of Florida Today.

UCF women’s soccer player Tishia Jewell always took her education seriously.

Two years later, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Central Florida. Jewell, a senior, is pursuing a dual Master’s degree in public administration and non-profit management and is set to graduate in fall of 2013.

Many student-athletes often struggle to graduate on-time with their Bachelor’s degree. Jewell is graduating on-time with not one, but two, Master’s degrees. 

“She epitomizes what a student-athlete is,” UCF women’s soccer head coach Amanda Cromwell said.

It’s no wonder Jewell has been nominated for the Senior CLASS award, given to the nation’s most well-rounded senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year across nine different sports.

Jewell, a forward, has also been brilliant on the pitch for the Knights (6-1-1) this season. She is an All-American, a Hermann Trophy Watch List nominee, and is seven assists away from UCF’s all-time record.

“She’s so dangerous off the dribble, she can set everybody else up with assists,” Cromwell said. “That’s really probably her biggest threat because she causes so much havoc and she can create so much attention that defenders key in on her…she opens it up for other people. So it’s really about the people around her and how she can set them up.”

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