Krishnamachar Becomes First MIT Women's Soccer Player to be Named Scholar All-American

Senior Ambika Krishnamachar

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Junior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-American, being selected to the third team. She is the first MIT women's soccer player in program history to ever receive this honor.

In order to be eligible for this award, a student-athlete must be at least a junior, have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 (4.0 scale) or higher, and have started more than 50 percent of the team's games, while also being a significant contributor to the team.

Most recently, Krishnamachar was named an NSCAA Third Team All-American, becoming the second women's soccer player to do so. She was also tabbed to the organization's first team All-New England and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star First Team. With her conference-leading 11 goals, she was voted the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Year, earning a spot on the All-Conference first team at the same time. To round out her achievements for the season, she was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team.