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Krista Lopez

School

Oklahoma State

Position
Forward
Major
Management & Accounting
G
8
A
7
PTS
23

Classroom

Lopez carries a 4.00 cumulative grade point average and is double majoring in management and accounting. In 2010, she was named a first-team Academic All-American by a pair of outlets as she became the first Cowgirl to earn that honor from ESPN The Magazine and was also given that honor by the NSCAA. Lopez was one of just three members of the ESPN Academic All-America Team to carry a perfect 4.0 GPA and one of just two members of the NSCAA Scholar All-America Team to have that distinction. She is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection and has been named to the Big 12 Honor Roll five times. In 2010, she was an Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar First Team choice and was an NSCAA Scholar All-South Region First Team and ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team selection.

Character

Lopez is dedicated to being the best on and off the field and is a great ambassador for OSU. One of the Cowgirls’ top players and scorers was injured in the second game of the 2010 season, and the coaches challenged Lopez to step up and perform. She thrived with that challenge and led the team to unprecedented heights. All the while starring in the classroom and on the field, Lopez has made it a priority to be a positive influence in the Stillwater community, and her numerous roles as a volunteer prove that.

Community

Lopez is involved in numerous volunteer activities in the Stillwater community. She has worked with the Stillwater Humane Society and the Special Olympics and is also a volunteer at the Family Resource Center. Last December, she helped with a Christmas party for disadvantaged youth at her church.

Competition

Lopez had a breakout junior season for the Cowgirls in 2010 as she earned All-Big 12 First Team honors and was named to the Big 12 Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team. She was also named to the NSCAA All-Central Region First Team. Those honors came on the heels of a season that saw Lopez record 15 goals, a total that ranked second in the Big 12 Conference and ninth nationally. Seven of her goals were game winners, a total that led the league. Her 15 goals were the second most in a single season in OSU history. Lopez also had five assists in 2010, which ranked second on the Cowgirls, and her 35 points were the third most in a single season in school history.Lopez’ performance helped OSU enjoy the best season in program history as they finished 20-4-2 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Soccer Championship for the first time in school history. The Cowgirls also won their third consecutive Big 12 championship and finished with their highest-ever national ranking in the final polls at No. 5. Lopez enters her senior season among the top 10 on OSU’s career goals chart and is on the verge of cracking the top 10 in assists and points.