ST. LOUIS – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced today that Saint Louis senior defender Kacey Bright has been selected to the NSCAA Scholar All-America team.

An exercise science major with a 3.878 cumulative grade point average, Bright becomes the 10th Billiken women’s soccer player to garner Scholar All-America plaudits and the first since Lauren Olson in 2008.

Earlier this year, Bright was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 6 team and the A-10 All-Academic team. She was nominated for the Senior CLASS Award for collegiate women’s soccer.

On the field, Bright helped lead Saint Louis to a 14-4-2 record and second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season standings. She was named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region and All-Conference first teams; collected the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year award; was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Oct. 19 National Team of the Week; and was tabbed A-10 co-Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 10.

Bright led Saint Louis field players with 1,806 minutes (90.3 minutes per game), and she was on the field every minute in 17 of SLU’s 20 games. She guided a defensive effort that lifted the Billikens to the top of the A-10 in shutouts (nine, including five vs. conference opponents) as well as 39th nationally and second in the league in goals against average (0.82). Bright and her teammates allowed just 8.5 total shots, 4.1 shots on goal and 3.6 corner kicks per game.