TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University senior defender Jasmine Roth was named the Pac-12 Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, according to an announcement by the league office on Wednesday.
Roth is a three-time first-team Pac-12 All-Academic honoree, maintaining a 4.0 GPA in Biochemistry in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State.
A four-year starting defender for the Sun Devils, Roth was named the team’s defensive most valuable player in 2012 and started 76 out of 78 career games from 2010-13. She was instrumental in helping ASU reach the NCAA tournament two of her fours years on campus.
In 2013, Roth was one of ASU’s key contributors on a Sun Devil back line that posted the team’s best goals against average (1.31) since the 2009 squad that gave up 1.20 goals per game The Sun Devils allowed one or fewer goals 12 times in 2013, including seven shutouts. Among the seven shutouts was ASU’s historic 1-0 win at (then) unbeaten and second-ranked Stanford on Oct. 6, which ended the Cardinal’s 73-game unbeaten streak at home and its 44-game winning streak in conference games.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 22 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling.
The Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were established during the 2007-08 academic year.
Roth is the 25th Sun Devil to earn the Pac-12’s Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. ASU is in second-place all-time in the number of award recipients. Last season five Sun Devils earned Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year recognition, tying for most in the league.