Sept. 18, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Senior forward Tishia Jewell has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. Jewell is one of 30 women's soccer players around the country chosen for consideration.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
From the list of 30 candidates, a national media committee will select 10 finalists in early October. Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award, which will be announced during the Women's College Cup championship Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
Jewell is the second UCF women's soccer player in as many years to be considered for the prestigious award as All-American goalkeeper Aline Reis was named to the Senior CLASS Team in 2011.
The Satellite Beach native is as accomplished on the field as she is in the classroom. Jewell, who was selected as a two-time preseason All-American this year, received NSCAA All-American laurels in 2011. She is a two-time All-Central Region selection and was awarded the honor of Soccer America MVP.
Jewell has been a force in C-USA as a two-time first team honoree and the 2010 Offensive Player of the Year. She appears on UCF's all-time top-10 list for assists - currently at No. 4 - and was ranked among the top 25 nationally for assists in 2011.
She was also recognized as an All-American in the classroom in 2011 by the NSCAA. Jewell has always put exceptional effort into her studies as she earned her associate's degree with honors prior to enrolling at UCF in 2009. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in psychology in spring 2011 and began pursuing her master's degree in fall 2011. Since her graduate work began, she has carried a GPA of 3.75. She was named UCF's Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011-12.
In the rare occasion that she has time to spare, Jewell has volunteered countless hours at numerous local organizations including: The Haven for Children (for abused and neglected youth); Szuba Guardian Care Solutions, Inc.; Women's Center in Brevard; and Relay for Life. She has also served as the lead volunteer at the Creative School for Children and has worked as a volunteer coach at the Central Florida Kraze soccer fields.