Bledsoe and Mullin Named First Team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District

PROVIDENCE, RI – Juniors Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH) and Alison Mullin (Boulder, CO) have been named First Team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District in a vote by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As First Team honorees, Bledsoe and Mullin are now eligible for CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America consideration with First Team honorees from seven other districts.

A goalie, Bledsoe started 16 of the Bears 17 games, playing five complete games in net, while posting a 4-3-1 record, including one shutout. In nearly 971 minutes, Bledsoe earned a 0.74 goals against average, second in the Ivy League, sixth all-time at Brown, and among the top 30 in the country. She allowed just eight goals all season, while making 43 saves for an Ivy League leading .843 save percentage, also top 30 in the country. The recipient of the Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award in 2010, Bledsoe has played in 46 career games and has a three-year goals against average of 0.89, second all-time at Brown, and a save percentage of .808, 11th all-time at Brown. In addition to her one shutout this season, Bledsoe has also been a part of 17 others throughout her career. Off the field, Bledsoe is a Multimedia Consultant for Brown Multimedia Labs and is the Creative Lead for the Brown Advertising Club. She is involved in Athletes in Action, Jockapella and Sports Corps, and also volunteers at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School. Bledsoe is concentrating in Visual Arts.

A back, Mullin started all 17 games, playing nearly every minute of every game. She posted three assists on the season, while helping the Bears post a team GAA of 1.10 and seven shutouts. The 2011 recipient of the Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award, Mullin has played in 50 of 51 games during her career, including 34 since the fall of 2011, starting 25. In three years with Mullin in the backfield, the Bears have earned 20 shutouts. Off the field, Mullin serves as the Secretary for Brown's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was selected to speak on a Brown Orientation panel called "Letting Go for Parents and Balancing Brown." Mullin is also an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Lab of Neural Computation and Cognition and has volunteered at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School. Mullin is concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience.  

The Bears closed out their 2012 season this past Sunday at Yale and posted a 7-9-1 overall record.

Pictured: Amber Bledsoe '14 (left) and Alison Mullin '14. Photos by