MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine sophomore women's soccer student-athlete Brianna Banks (Philadelphia, Pa./Parkway Center) was named to the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Third Team by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine recently.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, honoring undergraduate students who excel both on the field and in the classroom. Since 1992, the magazine has selected the top minority student-athletes who have completed at least two semesters at their institution and hold a grade-point average of 3.20 or higher.
Banks, the only student-athlete from Penn State University's 19 campuses that sponsor varsity athletics to be honored, owns a 3.47 GPA as a human development and family studies major.
A two-time USCAA First Team All-American, Banks has twice been named Penn State University Athletic Conference Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring during both of her seasons at Brandywine. Last fall, she topped all PSUAC players with 20 goals and 44 total points, while ranking fifth in goals scored and seventh in total points nationally.
Through two seasons with the Lions, Banks has amassed 50 goals and 13 assists for 113 points in 30 career games. She is also a two-time PSUAC All-Academic Team selection.
Brandywine finished the 2017 season with a record of 10-2-2 and won the PSUAC championship for the second consecutive season.
January 2, 2018 Forty-One Student-Athletes Earn PSUAC Fall All-Academic Honors
November 14, 2017 Eight Fall Student-Athletes Claim USCAA National Academic Team Honors
November 13, 2017 USCAA Names Banks, Bearden All-Americans
November 11, 2017 Brandywine Closes Season With 2-2 Draw In Virginia Beach
November 10, 2017 Brandywine Fights Back; Drops One-Goal Decision To Albany Pharmacy
November 8, 2017 Brandywine’s Fall Conference Champions Set For USCAA Championships
November 1, 2017 Brandywine Secures Second-Straight PSUAC Women’s Soccer Title
October 30, 2017 Fall Teams Headed To State College For PSUAC Championships
October 30, 2017 Women’s Soccer Hosting ID Camp Dec. 2
October 16, 2017 Kane Lifts Brandywine In Double Overtime
October 14, 2017 Banks Records 100th Career Point In Victory Over Beaver
October 11, 2017 Brandywine Duo Earns Sweep Of PSUAC Weekly Awards
October 4, 2017 Brandywine Blanks Hazleton To Continue Unbeaten Run
September 28, 2017 Lions Deal Schuylkill First Defeat In Battle Of Unbeatens
September 27, 2017 Emily Bush Claims Third PSUAC Goalkeeper Of The Week Award
September 20, 2017 Women's Soccer Duo Lands National Player Of The Week Honors
September 20, 2017 Brandywine Offense Continues To Cruise At Hazleton
September 16, 2017 Brandywine Rolls At Beaver In PSUAC Opener
September 13, 2017 Banks And Bush Sweep Conference Player Of The Week Awards
September 12, 2017 Brandywine Knocks Off NCAA Division II Lincoln 5-1
September 9, 2017 Lions Blank Highlanders; Remain Unbeaten
September 5, 2017 Lions Start Quick; Hold Off Keystone
September 1, 2017 Brandywine Forces 1-1 Draw At Immaculata
August 30, 2017 Brandywine Fall Teams Kick Off 2017 Seasons Friday
August 17, 2017 Coaches Corner: Women's Soccer Coach Michelle Jacquette
August 14, 2017 Women’s Soccer Welcomes Six Members Of 2017 Recruiting Class