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Tishia Jewell

School

UCF

Position
Forward
Major
Psychology
G
7
A
10
PTS
24

Classroom

Jewell was recognized in 2011 as a NSCAA/Adidas Collegiate Scholar All-American. She was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team and C-USA All-Academic First Team. She is a three-time selection to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and earned the Commissioner’s Medal (GPA of 3.75 or better) in 2011. Jewell has always put exceptional effort into her studies as she earned her associate’s degree with honors prior to enrolling at UCF in 2009. She graduated with a BS in psychology in spring 2011 and began pursuing two master’s degrees in fall 2011. Since her graduate work started, she has carried a GPA of 3.75. She was named UCF’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Character

Jewell was appointed to the Captains Council by UCF women’s soccer head coach Amanda Cromwell and is one of a select group of student-athletes who attends monthly meetings to foster their leadership skills.

Community

Jewell has volunteered countless hours at numerous local organizations including: The Haven for Children (for abused and neglected youth); Szuba Guardian Care Solutions, Inc.; Women’s Center in Brevard; Relay for Life; Haig Family Soccer Benefit. She served as the lead volunteer at the Creative School for Children and has worked as a volunteer coach at the Central Florida Kraze soccer fields.

Competition

Jewell received NSCAA All-American laurels in 2011. She is a two-time All-Central Region selection and was awarded the honor of Soccer America MVP. Jewell has been a force in Conference USA as a three-time all-conference honoree and the 2010 Offensive Player of the Year. This season, she became the program’s career shots (243) and career assists (36) leader. Jewell led UCF with a team-high 24 points in 2011 as the Knights earned their first Elite Eight berth since 1987. This season, she has a team-high and conference-high 10 assists (13th in the nation) and seven goals (three game-winning) to her name, including the golden goal in UCF’s first-ever win over Georgia that earned her C-USA Player of the Week distinction. She was named the C-USA Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week following her performance on senior weekend when she led the Knights with a team-high eight points (two goals, four assists) against East Carolina and Marshall. She buried a 45-yard goal against Memphis, assisted the game-winning goal against SMU and helped UCF top Tulsa 2-0 during the C-USA Tournament to clinch UCF’s first conference tournament championship. In the NCAA Tournament First Round, she connected on the team’s first PK attempt in its shootout against Miami to help the Knights advance to the second round for the sixth-consecutive year. As a team captain, she helped lead the team to its highest national ranking (No. 6) in the past two decades this season.