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Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015, 2016)
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2016)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Academic All-Big Ten...Played in all 21 contests, which included 10 starts...Netted seven points on one goal and five assists...Tallied her first point of the year on an assist against BYU (8/26)...Recorded an assist in a 2-0 win against Illinois (9/30)...Posted back-to-back games with at least one assist (10/22-26)...Tallied one goal and one assist in Penn State’s 6-0 victory over Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/11).
Academic All-Big Ten...Played in 26 matches...Scored in back-to-back matches in the NCAA Tournament (Boston U - 11/20 & Ohio State - 11/22)...Recorded a career-high six shots vs. Indiana (10/11)...Tallied a pair of shot attempts in ten minutes of playing time against No. 9 Rutgers in the College Cup Semifinals (12/4)...Played in 43 minutes in the College Cup Final against No. 20 Duke (12/6).
Appeared in all 24 games, making one start (10/30 vs. Maryland)...Scored her only goal of the season vs. Nebraska (10/24)...Registered assists at Indiana (9/14), vs. Ohio State (9/19), at Michigan State (10/19) and vs. Buffalo (11/14)...Attempted 22 shots with 11 shots on goal...Logged 938 minutes on the season, including 90 minutes vs. Maryland.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Member of the U.S. U-18 National Team in 2013.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Coached by Lauren King to NSCAA All-America laurels, NSCAA All-Region II honors and Lancaster-Lebanon Section I first team All-Star and Most Valuable Player plaudits...Two-time All-State selection and three-time Lebanon All-County team honoree.
Competed for the Penn Fusion '96 Gaels...Club advanced to the ECNL semifinal pool in 2012 and 2013.
Haleigh Ann Echard was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, on August 16, 1996...Parents are Gary and Rustyann Echard...Has two brothers: Tyler and Logan...Elementary education major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the family atmosphere of the coaches and the team makes you feel at home. The education is unbelievable and there are so many opportunities to get involved in every day."