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Cyera Hintzen

School

Texas

Position
Forward
Major
Applied Movement Science with a minor in Business

Classroom

Cyera Hintzen owns a 3.41 GPA while majoring in applied movement science with a minor in business. She was a 2018 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American First Team selection and an All-West Region selection for her work in the classroom. She’s also been a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team choice and a 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie inclusion and picked up four selections to both the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Texas AD Honor Roll. Hintzen has also been nominated for Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

Character

Hintzen was selected as one of three team leaders by her teammates heading into her senior campaign. She consistently sets an example for the other members of the Texas soccer program through her strong work ethic both on and off the pitch.

Community

Perhaps even more impressive than Hintzen’s on-field credentials have been her efforts off the field during her time at Texas. She has been involved with a number of community projects such as the Special Olympics, in which she helped run warm-up drills and set up for games; trips to Dell Children’s Hospital to visit patients; TexasTHON, in which she participated in activities and played games while helping fundraise for Dell Children’s Miracle Network; and the Juneteenth Celebration, in which she marched in honor of freedom day in Texas and to celebrate the East Austin community. Other involvements include UT & Me, Celebrating Women & Girls in Sports, in which she helped set up stations to introduce soccer to kids and lead them through drills and activities; and MLK Day of Service, in which she volunteered at the “Be the Match” tent to recruit potential donor registrants.

Competition

On the pitch, Hintzen is a two-time United Soccer Coaches All-American Second Team selection (2017 and 2018) and a two-time All-Big 12 Conference First Team member (2017 and 2018) who has powered the Texas offensive attack throughout her career. She has played in 58 career matches with 23 goals (sixth in UT history), 17 assists (tied for ninth in UT history) and 63 total points (tied for seventh in UT history) while scoring 10 match-winning goals (fourth in UT history). Overall, 43 percent of the time she’s scored a goal in college, it’s been a match-winner.

Through the opening three matches of her senior campaign, Hintzen has scored a goal and dished three assists while registering the match-winning goal during the season-opening win over Gonzaga. She led the Longhorns by totaling 10 goals during both the 2017 and 2018 campaigns. She also was also named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2018.

(All stats as of nomination time.)