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Kristi Eveland

School

University of North Carolina

Position
Defender
Major
Business Administration
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Classroom

Eveland will graduate from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business in May 2010. She has a current GPA of 3.857 and was named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America first-team Academic All-America. She is a six-time Dean’s List selection and an ACC Academic Honor Roll selection three times. She was selected to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team three seasons. In 2009, Eveland participated in the Senior Immersion Program at Kenan-Flagler Business School, receiving a scholarship to attend a program in Cairo and Istanbul. She was named to the Golden Key International Honor Society in 2008 and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2007. She warranted membership in Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society in 2007-2009.

Character

Eveland has overcome physical injury to play in every game her first three years at UNC. She has played with a herniated disk in her lower back since her freshman year. She played her sophomore year with a stress fracture in her shin. She led a group project to increase the effectiveness of the GLOBE program, a study abroad program in the Kenan-Flagler Business School. She completed CREED (2006), Rising Stars (2007) and Veteran Leaders (2008) as well as garnering top student-athlete accomplishments in the Carolina Leadership Academy. She is a member of Champions for Christ Fellowship Youth program.

Community

Eveland is a volunteer coach and trainer at UNC Women’s Soccer Camp. She worked one semester with the Invisible Children Fund of Chapel Hill as a fundraiser. She was a volunteer assistant coach with Rainbow Soccer Club of Chapel Hill in 2007 and 2008. She was a Halloween volunteer at UNC’s Ronald McDonald House and a volunteer for two months at the Raleigh Soup Kitchen in 2007. She has worked the past three years with the Carolina Dreams program working with children and their parents who are being treated at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Competition

Eveland has been a member of North Carolina’s 2006 and 2008 NCAA championship teams, playing in every game the past three years and missing only three starts. During that time, the team has gone 27-1, 19-4-1 and 25-1-2. She played on three ACC championship teams and played all 90 minutes in the 2006 and 2008 NCAA semifinal and championship games. She leads all current Tar Heels with 6,820 minutes played in the past three years from her defensive position. She has started more games than any current player. She starts on defense for team that has allowed only 44 goals over the past three seasons. She was a member of the 2006 College Cup All-Tournament Team, a 2006 Top Drawer Soccer third team All-America and a 2006 Soccer Buzz second team Freshman All-America.