Athletics News

March 30, 1998

Three Notre Dame Athletes Named to GTE/CoSIDA Academic District V Fall/Winter At-Large Team

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Ice hockey standout STEVE NOBLE (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and soccer players RYAN TURNER (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and JENNY STREIFFER (Baton Rouge, La.) have been selected to the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Fall/Winter At-Large team. The three are now eligible for national honors which will be announced in April.

NOBLE, a second team selection to the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America team a year ago, owns a 3.952 grade point average and will graduate in May with a degree in finance. The first three-year captain in the program's history, the senior helped the Irish to an 18-19-4 mark during the 1997-98 campaign while contributing 25 points.

A Rhodes Scholar finalist, NOBLE's GPA ranks among the top five in Notre Dame's Business School. He also was one of 12 Notre Dame students to receive the Campus Leadership Award in 1997 and in addition was one of five finalists for the national Hockey Humanitarian Award. NOBLE has been named to the Dean's List during all seven semesters he has been at Notre Dame.

TURNER was the leading scorer on the Irish men's soccer team as he finished with 12 goals and five assists (29 points). A forward, he had three game-winning goals in 1997 and recorded his first career hat trick in Notre Dame's 4-3 victory over TCU. A co-captain in '97, TURNER, who helped the Irish to a 10-9-2 record, garnered second team all-BIG EAST honors and also was a second-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in the Mideast Region.

He will graduate in May from the College of Business Administration with a degree in finance. TURNER was a member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for the 1996-97 school year and has earned Dean's List distinction all seven semesters.

STREIFFER, a sophomore, tied for team-high scoring honors and ranked among the top 10 nationally in scoring with 20 goals and 18 assists. She started 22 of 23 games for Notre Dame which finished the '97 campaign with a 23-1-1 record while advancing to the NCAA national semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.

STREIFFER, a midfielder, is the quickest Irish women's soccer player to reach the 100-point plateau and in 49 game has 124 career points. She tied a Notre Dame and BIG EAST record with four goals versus Georgetown this past season.

A member of the U.S. national team program and an alternate on the 1996 Olympic team, she was one of 15 finalists for the '97 Missouri Athletic Club national player of the year. STREIFFER also holds the Irish school mark for consecutive games - 11- with either a goal or assist.

She is enrolled in the pre-professional studies program with a 3.492 grade index.

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