Darcy Cunningham Named First-Team Scholar-America

Darcy Cunningham Named First-Team Scholar-America


St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 11, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis junior midfielder Darcy Cunningham was named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Scholar All-America First-Team, as announced by the Association Monday.

Cunningham will be recognized at the annual United Soccer Coaches All-America Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.

"Darcy is a great example of what it means to be a scholar-champion," said WashU women's soccer head coach Jim Conlon "She is highly involved in multiple endeavors in and out of the classroom, and truly impacts lives in all that she is involved."  

A 2017 Academic all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honoree, Cunningham has a 3.33 grade point average while majoring in marketing. She was also named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Scholar All-North/Central Region Team.

Cunningham started 18 of 19 games in the midfield for the Bears and was a United Coaches first-team all-America and all-Central Region selection. She was third on the team with four goals and 11 assists for 19 points. Cunningham, a first-team all-UAA selection, ranked second in the conference and seventh on the WashU single-season list with 11 assists.

She netted game-winning goals against Fontbonne and Brandeis, and also had the tying goal against No. 1 Chicago. Cunningham was named the National Player of the Week and UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week on Nov. 7.

To be named to the Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; and be nominated by an institution that is a current College Services member.