Columbia soccer players honored in post season awards

The Appalachian Athletic Conference named their All-Conference teams on Wednesday evening, and Columbia College was well represented across the various teams.

Senior defender Hannah Fox was selected to the first team by the leagues' coaches, as one of four defenders to make the squad from the AAC. Fox was a vital part in the Koalas defense over her entire tenure at the school, and in 2017 picked up her first career goal in a playoff win against Brenau, adding two assists throughout the season, as well as leading the defense to five shutouts on the season.

Junior midfielder Ruby Hallam was selected to the second team, the third year in a row that Hallam has been acknowledged by the other coaches in the league. Hallam was 1st team in 2015 and second team in 2016. This year, she led the Koalas in game winning goals (4), was second on the team in both goals (5) and points (13), while starting every game on the left side of midfield.

Sophomore midfielder Allison Scrimpsher was selected to the Champions of Character team as one of twelve players named by the schools as individuals who exemplify the core character traits that the NAIA and AAC intend to elicit in all of their athletes.

Columbia also had seven players named to the Academic All-Conference team, including Charlotte Daniels, Sarah DiPiazza, Jaena Dominguez, Ruby Hallam, Jaquana Poole, Allison Scrimpsher, and Amber Tanner.