July 5, 2021 Article from GOBLUERAIDERS.COM


DePriest Named a CoSIDA Academic All-American

photo of Peyton DePriest

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee senior forward Peyton DePriest has been named Academic All-America as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Monday morning.

DePriest finds herself on the second team and is just the second Blue Raider in program history to be named an Academic All-American after Paige Goeglein was named to the first team in 2012.

Despite playing just six games this season, DePriest led the Blue Raiders with four goals, including three game-winning goals, the most in Conference USA. For her career, the Franklin, Tennessee native has 46 goals, already an MTSU record and just one shy of the C-USA record.

Off the field, DePriest is just as impressive having earned her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in December with a 3.94 GPA. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Management.

Her All-America selection adds to her list of accomplishments this season as she has also been named CoSIDA Academic All-District, Untied Soccer Coaches All-South Region First Team, All-Conference USA First Team, and the Conference USA All-Academic Team.

For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com