Welch Recognized as Academic All-American

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN Oklahoma senior Paige Welch became the first Sooner in program history to earn Academic All-America honors as she was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America second team.

Welch, a biomedical engineering major from Austin, Texas, boasts a 4.0 GPA. She appeared in 19 matches in her final season. tallying one goal and an assist. For her career, Welch has started 78 games including all 23 games her sophomore season and all 19 as a senior. She has four goals in her time as a Sooner, with three being game-winners.

Welch added the Academic All-America accolade to her extensive list of academic honors achieved throughout her four years. She was named to the Academic All-District 7 first team in 2018 and was the 2017 Big 12 Fall Scholar Athlete of the Year. She garnered Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors the last three seasons and Academic All-Big 12 Rookie accolades in 2015-16.